3 years ago
Drugs onder luislang gebere News Actual
Hendrina se polisie is nie bang vir slange nie. Die polisie in Hendrina het ‘n tip gekry dat daar ‘n man is wat drugs in sy luislang se glaskas bere skryf die Middelburg Observer. Hulle gaan toe om te inspekteer en vind die luislang soos vermeld. Die polisie vra toe om die kas oop te maak wat die eienaar sonder enige beswaar gedoen het. Hy het verwag dat die polisie nie braaf genoeg sou wees om die slang te hanteer nie. Maar ongelukkig vir hom het Nomhle Mbenekazi doodluiters die slang verwyder en die ander ambtenare het toe die drugs ontdek. 90 Knippies Nyaope is gekry. Die man is gearresteer en aangekla vir besit van onwettige middels. Met erkenning aan die Middelburg Observer en die Citizen http://citizen.co.za/news/news-national/1337130/police-handle-slithering-pythons-uncover-drugs/
Whoonga or Nyaope is a drug that has allegedly come into widespread use in South Africa in 2010.
There are differing reports regarding the exact ingredients of whoonga. Some reports mention only dagga (marijuana) being used as a base while others say it is heroin or even a cocktail of heroin and crystal meth and that dagga is merely smoked together with it rather than being the base drug. The base drug is stretched with various other substances that may include rat poison and powdered detergents and in particular anti-retroviral drugs used for AIDS treatment. However, AIDS experts point out that the ingredients of the anti-retroviral drugs are unlikely to cause the whoonga high and users might simply fool themselves in that regard. Also, a laboratory analysis of samples of the drug failed to detect any anti-retroviral drugs in its makeup.]According to some experts, whoonga is essentially just a rebranding of older heroin based drugs like sugars:
The drug dealers add all sorts of stuff to the heroin, the primary ingredient, just to increase the mass of the drug when it’s sold and make the heroin go further. A lot of the stuff has no effect and users have no idea what’s going in.
The drug is described as highly addictive. Users feel heavy cravings even on the first day of use. It is also dangerous, because it reduces both heart and lung function. In overdose, heart and lung function reduction becomes fatal. Withdrawal symptoms reportedly involve both craving and pain, which are temporarily relieved by fresh doses of the drug.
The anti-retroviral drugs allegedly used to make whoonga are those distributed in the area to patients with HIV. The claimed major source of the anti-retrovirals appears to be robbery of HIV patients. There are media reports which claim HIV patients are being mugged for their pills as they leave the clinics where they obtain them. Reports also claim that some patients sell their HIV medications and that some corrupt health workers may be selling the anti-retrovirals illegally into the whoonga market.
Reports indicate that a whoonga addict needs several doses a day, and users are typically too poor to afford the drug out of their legal income. Addicts therefore turn to crime to raise the money for their supply. There are reports that claim whoonga addicts attempt to become HIV-positive, since anti-retrovirals are distributed to poor HIV patients free of charge.