Two Died, Others In Critical Condition After Intake Of Kush Drug In Grand Kru

GRAND KRU-Two persons have died while two others are in critical condition in Nor wean gold mine, Grand Kru County after taking in Kush – a cheap new illegal drug.

The disaster follows the seizure of a huge quantity of cocaine and other narcotic substances by authorities nearly one month ago in the same area.

According to the Commander of the Grand Kru County detachment of the Drug Enforcement Agency, Augustine Wiah, the deceased were quickly buried due to the fast-decaying state of their bodies before the arrival of their family members in the area to avoid pollution.

Speaking on the Ahteenah Radio ‘Breakfast Show’ on Monday, community dwellers reported that the two others who are still alive have been taken to a prophet for prayer, instead of seeking medical attention.

The Commander said the Kush Drug was brought in the Nor wean Gold Mine by two Nigerian nationals, but have since fled from the Community.

Meanwhile, the Grand Kru County Detachment of the Liberia Drug Enforcement Agency (LDEA) has launched an investigation into the situation, and are urging residents of the community to assist in the investigation.

It can be recalled that recently in River Gee County, the Kush narcotic substance killed about two persons, while some users are seeking medical care at the Fish Town Hospital.

Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia are struggling with the surge in the number of young people becoming addicted to the substance known as Kush or K2 which has led to the death of several young people in the region.

Kush or K2 is molded and smoked like a cigarette or cannabis, however, the illegal synthetic drug has proven to be very dangerous due to rising cases of death in Liberia as well as neighboring Sierra Leone and Guinea.

After a few ingestion or puff of the Kush substance, the consumer becomes dazed and unable to stand upright. Among users, they popularly infer that a stoned and uncontrollable user has “seen the devil’s face!”

Source: LINA

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