The Trinidad and Tobago government and police are concerned at the proliferation of a new drug labelled the “Zesser Pill” that has been blamed for causing alarming physical and mental reaction in users. The fear is that it could permanently damage users or even kill them.
The Ministry of National Security said that the drug is being sold for as little as the equivalent of KY$1.5.
“This drug has been attributed to causing severe adverse (physical and mental) behavioural reactions in users,” National Security Minister Stuart Young said. “The Ministry of National Security continues to urge the public to avoid the use of any substances with psychoactive properties, in the interest of their health, safety and wellbeing.”
The drug is thought to be a combination of ecstasy and cocaine. “It is in a powder form and it is also designed to look like sweets,” Mr Young said, adding “we are critically concerned about it and we are doing all in our power to get that dangerous drug off the street.”
Anti-substance abuse activist, Garth St Clair, recently warned that the video going viral on social media showing young people passed out at the Hasely Crawford Stadium following a party, was troubling and urged youngsters to abstain from taking the drug that could kill them.