A look at the underground world of intoxicant drug sales to schoolchildren (Watch video)

A look at the underground world of intoxicant drug sales to schoolchildren (Watch video)

Written by Staff Writer

25 Jun, 2015 | 10:09 pm

The National Dangerous Drugs Control Board says that nerve injuries caused as a result of the intoxicant pills used among school children cannot be cured.

It adds that some of the pills used by school students are actually used for mental illnesses.

During the recent past, News1st received information that the use of intoxicants drugs or pills among school students has risen drastically. Information also came to light that students obtain these intoxicants drugs from the local drug store commonly known as the pharmacy. In order to understand the gravity of this brewing issue, a News1st reporter went undercover on Thursday June 25. Our correspondent, who dressed as a student on his way for tuition classes, first met with a regular intoxicants drug customer at the pharmacy in Colombo.

Our reporter accompanied by this individual visited the pharmacy that sells the intoxicants drugs and purchased two pills for a staggering Rs. 400. It was noted that the price varies according to the intoxicant level of the drug. What is significant is that a large number of pharmacies that sell the intoxicants drugs are located in close proximity to the Police Station.

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