White China- a more potent and more strong than Heroin has made its entry in Indian market. The overdose of this designer drug can result in death.
The new drug, ‘China White’, has injected itself into the bloodstream of the Indian narcotics market through Myanmar.
The substance is a highly potent heroin substitute made from fentanyl – an opioid pain medication with a rapid onset and short duration of action. Most users think that China White means a pure form of fentanyl, but it is actually fentanyl mixed with a certain amount of heroin to provide the ‘higher than high’ effect.
This designer synthetic drug is consumed more in the US is now gaining popularity among users in the national Capital.
As the demand has increased, traffickers have become active and are supplying consignments from Myanmar to Mizoram and Manipur. It further reaches Delhi and then routes to other states,’ said a highly placed source in the narcotics control department.
‘It was being smuggled from Myanmar and was for consumption in the northeastern states,’ said a police officer.
Experts say China White excites the pleasure centres of the brain to an unusual degree, leaving users vulnerable to cravings. Repeated use of it creates tolerance to its effects, which in turn makes the consumer continue and desire more doses of this substance until the desired effect is reached.
Agencies say the Golden Triangle between Myanmar, Laos and Thailand produces an estimated 50 tonne of heroin annually.
The death rate from fentanyl overdose was declared a public health crisis in Canada in September 2015. In 2016, deaths from fatal fentanyl overdoses in British Columbia, Canada, averaged two persons per day.
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