Cannabis Smuggling From South Africa To Europe & Nyapoe
Illegal marijuana trafficking and the drug nyaope is affecting SA communities negatively. Currently with reduced regulation and lacking laws. Growers and dealers In SA are usually able to pay their way out of situations if caught. The most common methods of smuggling have been through the use of airplanes and ships. The problems here is that South Africa communities are being negatively affected. Some marijuana growers see it as just a business. Many SA families are using marijuana as a means to support their families. Growing marijuana for some neighborhoods is a family effort. With a pound going for around 5700 this could mean fast money for growers and smugglers. A large percentage of SA marijuana crops ends up in the UK. With South Africa being such a rich environment to grow marijuana, SA has some of the strongest strains in the world. Users eventually develop a high tolerance towards marijuana making them look for more reckless alternatives. That’s when users search for the dangerous drug Nyaope
What is Nyaope?
. Nyaope is a dangerous mixture of cannabis and heroin. Nyaope is cut or diluted by mixing in HIV medicine or rat poison. This combination makes this an extremely dangerous and addictive drug. The heroine withdraws from this drug makes it nearly impossible to stop. With little resources for treatment, many face their addictions alone.
What’s being done to eradicate the problem? Police officials conduct weekly raids on known drug houses and dealer. So far this method has not worked for South Africans. Young and old people are dying from the use of Nyapoe. Police and government corruption make it easy for anyone to pay their way out of prison. Local communities have decided to fight the problem their selves. Local activist goes out into the streets confronting local drug dealers and user. Community elders have decided to take back their communities. Even on drugs, there is still a level of respect the dealers and users have towards their elderly and community activist. For every marijuana tree uprooted three more plants are grown. I don’t believe the problem is the marijuana but the added ingredients to it. I believe the only way to truly stop drug smuggling and dealing on an international level is to legalize everything. Legalizing all drugs would end all drug dealing operations overnight.
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