Posted On 13 Mar 2017
The 10-page document has been in the Assembly since February 17, 2017. The official request to reform the Penal Code (section 220) and punishable by imprisonment of one to three years for those who use drugs in public spaces, arrived that day.
The government’s idea is to fight the micro-trafficking. The first steps in this direction date back to 2010. Between that year and 2015, the government ordered the police to enter the classrooms with trained dogs and search for illegal packages, to register the students’ backpacks, and surveillance outside the schools. Besides, street vendors who work outside the schools were requested to have permits, as the agents detected that the narcotic dispensers mimicked among them.
The then Consep (disappeared in December 2015) admitted that these measures “have not had enough force.” Mafias, rather, created H, a mixture of heroin, cement remnants and even anesthetics for cattle.
In the country, there are no current figures, and the Drug Secretariat says that at the moment they tabulate new data, but in the last survey to youngsters from 12 to 17 years (2012) it is noticed that the students consume alkaloids since the age of 14 years. By that time, what most boys were looking for was cocaine and base paste, although now H and new cocktails with amphetamines gained space.