These 50 Sen-Sized Stickers Sold In Malaysia Are Actually Laced With Drugs
A new type of drug is in town and it comes in the form of 50 sen-sized stickers
The NPS stickers are laced with lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), a potent and mood-changing chemical
Also known as "acid", the chemical is odourless, colourless, and comes with a slightly bitter taste.
Sin Chew Daily reported that the stickers were soaked in liquified LSD, dried, and cut into small, 50 sen-sized pieces to be sold.
The stickers are produced in Vietnam, and they have been in the Malaysian market for a month.
The drug stickers can be pasted on any body parts that are prone to sweating
By pasting it on one's armpits, tongue, or private parts, the LSD can be quickly absorbed into a person's bloodstream and has the same hallucinating effect as drug pills, powder, or injections. The effect of the stickers can last for eight hours.
Furthermore, the sticker is barely detectable by authorities, and can easily go unnoticed in a urine drug test.
In December last year, New Straits Times reported that 27 NPS out of the 800 used abroad were detected in Malaysia
New Straits Times reported Bukit Aman Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID) director Datuk Seri Mohmad Salleh as saying that seven NPS out of the 27 have been gazetted under the Poisons Act 1952. He also expressed worry about NPS being promoted to youngsters at a lower cost compared to established drugs.
"NPS are new drugs which usually come in pills or tablets, like medicine. This could confuse the public," Mohmad Salleh said.
"I advise people, especially parents, to pay attention if their children use or have anything suspicious," he added.
NCID deputy director Deputy Comm Datuk Kang Chez Chiang also told Sin Chew Daily that NPS causes the following effects:
- Heightened emotions,
- Zombie-like movements,
- High body temperature,
- and racing heartbeat.