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The government of Bahrain has passed a new law to combat shabu,  listing it as a "high category dangerous drug."   

"We have been concerned about the drug for some time. It is very dangerous, probably worse than heroin and cocaine,” said Brigadier Tariq Mubarak Bin Daena, Deputy Chief of Public Security at the Crime Detection and Forensic Science Directorate. “It is destroying people.  It harms the nerve systems, users can go crazy.”

Shabu is the street name for metamphetamine hydrochloride, also called the “poor man’s cocaine.”  The drug is concocted from cocaine and appears in crystallised form like any ordinary powder.  It is also referred to as a “speed drug” because it suppresses the appetite.  Shabu users can become hyperactive and go for days without sleep and food.

Read more here.

Posted by Cynthia on September 25, 2007 at 08:55 AM in Bahrain, Cocaine, Methamphetamine | Permalink