Now, drug abuse too goes online

The enforcement wing of the Excise Department here has confirmed attempts on the part of some young drug addicts from Kozhikode and other parts of the State to purchase rare smoke accessories online from some foreign shopping portals and procure them for distribution among friends.

The French-made OCB (Odet Cascadec Bollore) premium paper used for rolling various smoking drugs is now such a hot item in the secret online deals, which is mostly ordered by youngsters addicted to ganja.

Officials got evidence on the same when they interrogated a youth who was recently detained with 25 packets of ganja from Thamarassery. They had also seized six such OCB sheets from the youth, who secured it from one of his close friends.

“We have already identified one of the main foreign websites indulged in the trade, where the young drug addicts secretly place their orders. It was also very surprising that they offered it through simple online procedures,” said Excise Inspector P.A. Sahadulla from Thamarassery Range.

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