‘Disturbing’ use and sale of ecstasy in schools – CANU


The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) has described as “worrying” and “disturbing” the continued sale and use of ecstasy in schools.

“CANU was required to conduct several investigations in schools in Regions 3 and 4 as it relates to the sale and use of ecstasy,” Lesley Ramlall, Deputy Head of CANU said at an event Thursday morning.

“This situation certainly is very disturbing and while there were some level of intervention by the various stakeholders in providing educational and counselling sessions for teachers, students and parents, much more needs to be done to arrest this situation,” Ramlall stated.

Lesley Ramlall, Deputy Head of CANU

He said that CANU has been able to establish that most of the synthetic drugs are coming through the ports shared with Suriname and “…the Unit has been in collaboration with relevant counterparts to address this development,” Ramlall stated.

Ecstasy is mainly used as a recreational drug and produces altered sensations and increased energy, empathy, and pleasure.

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