‘Zombie’ drug creeping its way into NZ

He ngārara hōu e urutā ana i Amerika, ā e totoro mai ana ki Aotearoa nei. Ko Flakka te ingoa e mōhiotia whānuitia ana, ko Bath Salts rānei te ingoa kārangaranga, nā tōna āhua. He whakapōauau ka tino mate pōrangi nei te hunga ka kai i a ia.

Ngā āhuatanga i te ipurangi pēnei nā o ngā kiriwara wairangi i America, kua tae ki Ahitereiria tae noa atu ki Aotearoa hoki.

E ai ki te Timuwhkarae o NZ Drug Foundation a Ross Bell, “In fact, New Zealand had its first drug related overdose death earlier this year so these drugs aren't going to go away anytime soon, it's very difficult for police to enforce these drugs.”

He paitini hōu ka kitea i ngā whakapōauau o ēnei wā, ara ko Flakka, Niff, Bath Salts otira zombie drugs. Iti noa iho te utu, he 15 ki te 40 taara.

“Our border control people don't know what to look for because, often they're not coming over in bulk quantities they're being sent to New Zealand in a post in an envelope and so it's difficult to look through the thousands of mail items that come into the country,” hei tā Bell.

Hei tā tētahi mema Mangu Kaha o mua a Denis O'Reilly, “The difficulty is that people think they're buying something they might consider not particularly dangerous such as ecstasy so and this stuff is being marketed to them as that and then next minute, whoop de doo.”

E ai ki ngā pirihimana, kua āta tirohia e rātou tēnei ngāngara i ngā tau e rua, ko te āhua nei, kei te puku o te ika e tino kitea ana, heoi ko te whakapae, kei Tāmaki me Ōtautahi hoki.

Ko tā te rōpū nei he painga nui mō Aoteaora mēnā ka whakaritea he pūnaha tiro ki ngā ngangara hōu, kia mōhio ai te motu whānui otira kia tuku āwhina ki ngā kiriwara.