N-Bomb, a powerful synthetic hallucinogen sold as an alternative to LSD, is the new drug on the radar of law enforcement agencies. N-bomb creates a hallucinogenic effect similar to that of LSD at extremely small dosages and can last for 12 hours, police said.
According to officers, this drug is not banned under Schedule of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and is now commonly available in Mumbai. It is believed to be one of the cheapest substitutes to LSD in the market.
“The street value of one blot of N-Bomb is Rs 200. LSD costs between Rs 800 to Rs 1,500,” said Sanjay Jha, zonal director, Mumbai and Goa region, Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).
Jha said authorities learnt about N-Bomb after a raid in Goa, where users were found with soaked papers they were placing under their tongues. “The Central Forensic Science Laboratory told us that the seized substance was not LSD but something synthetic with different contents that did not get covered under the NDPS. We have initiated the process of getting the drug listed in the NDPS Act,” Jha said.
Officers said that besides Mumbai and Goa, the drug is also found to be prevalent in Bengaluru.