Teens taking 'taxi' to addiction (Taxi (Deputy Tourist Police…
Teens taking 'taxi' to addiction
is the casual name
itself is not illicit
a prescription opioid pain medication
mixed with cough syrup.
Although its abuse
green and yellow capsules
sold at affordable prices.
using a new concoction derived
from a prescription drug
for a cheap high
according to Pol Col Thiradet.
Their children had regularly been missing school and appeared to be isolating themselves from both friends and family. A drug suppression team was sent to get acquainted with the students. After several days, the police gained their trust and they began to open up about the drugs they had been taking
brought them to the FDA
were conducted to determinewhat was in the capsules.
The FDA confirmed
that they were tramadol
extreme pain for which a normal painkiller is ineffective
The sale of tramadol to people under 17
and a prescription is required before the drug can be dispensed.
it is only allowed to be sold in quantities not exceeding 20 capsules.
Deputy Tourist Police chief Surachate
"Big Joke" Hakparn
who is supervising operations to halt the rising abuse of tramadol
the illegal trade of the drug, has warned that more crackdowns are on the way.