Malaysian Police Warn of New Psychoactive Substances aka ‘Zombie Drugs’

We all loved the blockbuster Korean film Train to Busan that was released last year in 2016. Heck, in fact, it seems like anything zombie-related usually becomes a huge sensation. There’s Train to Busan, The Walking Dead, the classic Plants Vs. Zombie videogame… and the New Psychoactive Substance (NPS) that allegedly makes people behave like zombies.

According to New Strait Times, Malaysia is now faced with the threat of NPS, which results in the rise of new types of drugs that are even more dangerous and threatening compared to traditional and synthetic drugs, seeing as it creates aggressive hallucinations.

Among the 800 NPS used overseas, 27 were detected within Malaysia and seven have been gazetted under the Poisons Act 1982, claims Datuk Seri Mohmad Salleh, Director of Bukit Aman Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department (NCID).

Most NPS are produced in the form of pills or capsules, and can cause individuals ingesting them to become extraordinarily active, aggressive and behave crazy or like ‘zombies’.

Datuk Seri Mohmad Salleh continued saying that the NPS threat is spreading rapidly, including the new Flakka drug that has been circulating on social media recently. Flakka is a new‚ synthetic drug that has been sweeping Australia and the US, and is also referred to as ‘bath salts’. The drug can lead to rising temperatures‚ a heightened state of awareness, and a lack of sleep. It can cause psychosis‚ especially for people who have a history for psychotic states.

“… Nevertheless, we have not traced any Flakka in the country,” said Datuk Seri Mohmad Salleh during an exclusive interview with Bernama.

According to Mohmad, chemists created the new drugs to transform the trend of using traditional and synthetic drugs, and encourage the addiction of NPS drugs.

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