Fmr drug lord: Education can prevent youth entering gang lifestyle

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 10 Jun 2021, 7:34AM
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Fmr drug lord: Education can prevent youth entering gang lifestyle

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 10 Jun 2021, 7:34AM

Operation Trojan Shield has put gangs under the microscope again this week.

The question remains, how do we get people out of the gang lifestyle?

Billy Macfarlane is a former drug lord who has completely changed his life around, and now runs an offender rehabilitation programme in Rotorua and he told Kate Hawkesby a lot of young gang members could be prevented from entering that life if they had someone show them the negative impacts.

“I’d like to see a lot of the older, ex-gang members step forward and promote the problems that exist inside of that lifestyle.”

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