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Legal loopholes draw youths to drugs sold in coops, malls
June 19, 2018, 9:13 am
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About 20 psychotropic substances which are being promoted by drugs dealers and sold over the counter in cooperative societies commercial centers are being abused by youth taking advantage of the legal loophole, reports Al-Jarida daily.

The daily added, those who consume these substances cannot be punished because they are not on the list of drugs banned by law. According to security sources ‘addicts’ have shifted to these drugs after meth was classified as a narcotic substance.

Sources say meetings are held by the Public Prosecutor’s Office, the Ministry of Health and personnel from the Criminal Evidences Department to include these substances on the list of drugs which are banned by law. It is also reported attempts are underway to prevent the entry of such drugs into the country and withdraw them from the shelves of cooperative societies and commercial malls.

 

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