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Mizoram on alert after seizure of ‘party drug’ methamphetamine

One meth pill is sold for Rs 150 near near Myanmar border and inside Mizoram for Rs 350 each.

Written by Adam Halliday | Aizawl |
July 11, 2013 2:59:52 am

The anti-narcotics agency of Mizoram has alerted its units to look for party drug,methamphetamine especially in areas close to Myanmar. The move comes in the wake of the Forensic Science Lab in Aizawl confirming that the small reddish-orange pill,each marked 88,were party drug.

It was seized by narcotic officials from two middle-aged men from the outskirts of Aizawl. Both of them were from Tahan in Myanmar’s north-western Sagaing Division and had in possession 135 grams of heroin too.

“We were not immediately sure what the pills were,but we suspected it was meth because of the huge amounts of pseudoephedrine we have been seizing over the past two years,which is a known meth precursor,” said a senior official in the excise and narcotics department.

Another senior official said one of the peddlers revealed during interrogation that one meth pill is sold for Rs 150 in Tiau,a town in Myanmar close to the border,and is sold inside Mizoram for Rs 350 each.

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Sources in the Young Mizo Association,a voluntary organisation,recently given a national award for supply-side reduction activities,said peddlers have only just begun flooding the streets with meth pills and sometimes give it for free to addicts as trial doses.

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