You wouldn’t believe it in a dictatorship: Designer drugs are advertised on the internet, delivered to your home in less than an hour and are – mostly – not forbidden.
Reporter: Yavgen Valoshin, published June 22nd, 2011
“Invasion of “designer drugs:” How the dealer sold me some ‘euphoric powder’ is a story that shook the Belarusian public. The reporter started the story by retelling how in just an hour and a half he went from looking up drugs online to making a deal with a drug dealer and holding the package in his hand.
The article describes the ways drugs get into the country and how the Belarusian authorities fight distribution. However, nobody is able to overcome the fact that drugs are offered openly online under various names via social networks. Everyday hundreds of young people try them out.
The author also interviewed doctors and psychiatrists who described the severe consequences these drugs can cause. However, as everyone states, the main problem is that narcotic labs constantly invent new formulas for ‘designer drugs’, thus once the old ones get prohibited by law, new ones appear on the market.
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