Wednesday 18 September, 2019

National Security Minister concerned about "Zesser Pill”

Minister of National Security, Stuart Young is said to be concerned over recent information circulating in the print and social media on the availability of a drug labelled “the Zesser Pill”.

The Ministry of National Security said in a statement Tuesday that the chemical composition of this drug has not yet been verified by the Trinidad and Tobago Forensic Science Centre (TTFSC), but investigations are underway.

According to media reports, the drug was attributed to causing severe adverse (physical and mental) behavioural reactions in users.

Video footage circulating online showed people allegedly being affected by the drug, lying down on the ground at a local event. 

The Ministry urged the public to avoid the use of any substances with psychoactive properties, in the interest of their health, safety and wellbeing.

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