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Sudan worried over “insane” hikes in use of illicit drugs

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September 13, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – Anti-narcotics authorities in Sudan rang the alarm bell on Tuesday over what an official described as the “insane” increases in the domestic rate of illicit drugs intake especially among young segments of the population.

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Photo showing amounts of Sudanese Cannabis or Bango as called by locals

Colonel Salah Sinada of the Anti-Narcotics Department at the Sudanese Ministry of Interior revealed that the percentage of the users of Cannabis or Bango as known locally has risen to 34 as extrapolated to the country’s adult population.

The official said that Khartoum State, where more than 5 million of the country’s estimated population of 25 million lives, consumes more than 65 percent of the country’s production.

Sinada, who described the increases as “insane”, said that their data shows that the majority of users are young adults and students. He added that the figures are considered a dangerous indication, calling for comprehensive review of the situation.

Cannabis production and consumption is strictly illegal in Sudan. The country’s struggle with the drug was highlighted in the United Nations’ (UN) 2011 World Drug Report which ranks Sudan as number 12 worldwide in terms of seized amounts of cannabis, with 17,255 kg seized in 2009.

Sinada said that the amount of seized cannibals rose from 6 tons in 2011 to 36 tons in 2012. He also revealed increases in the activities of drugs smuggling through air and sea port.

The official explained some of the limitations the authorities are facing in the war on drugs. He singled out Al-Radom area which lies on the borders of South Darfur State with Central African Republic as the leading production area for Bango.

In Al-Radom, he explained, Bango is cultivated in a land space of 34km which makes it difficult to track. He also said that the precarious security situation in Darfur states is making the execution of anti-drugs campaign very expensive.

Most of Sudan’s Bango production comes from the country’s peripheral areas especially the western region of Darfur where insecurity is high due to an armed conflict between the government and rebel groups.

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  • 14 September 2012 07:07, by zulu

    There you go. I have long mantained that the so called National Criminal Party were having a cocktail party with Ganja without inviting non members. Thus after smoking the weed, anti protestors police incuding the army just rampage woment including the youngest ones, raping men, women and children. Hallooo!

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    • 14 September 2012 08:50, by Joseph Canada

      SMOKE IT AND GO FOR DEMONSTRATION!!!! THATS WHAT THEY FEED THE MILITARY ON!! GANJA. MOHAMED ALI AND JALABI ARE STILL SMOKING BEFORE THEY START COMMENTING HERE.
      NO WONDER THESE NORTHERN GUYS ON THIS FORUM TALK LIKE THAY ARE DOPPED!!

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    • 14 September 2012 08:53, by Joseph Canada

      WOW!! NCP VIP ONLY GANJA PARTY!!!
      JALABI MY AND ALI, AS WELL AS THE SUDANI MONGUS!
      AM LOOKING FOR YOUR COMMENT ON THIS ONE! I KNOW WHAT YOU WILL SAY ALREADY.

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  • 14 September 2012 10:13, by 4Justice

    Jalaby is probably smoking his joints right now until he’s stoned before posting his nonsense on sudantribune.

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  • 14 September 2012 10:41, by THE BIG KING

    Hypocrite filthy muslims.....the use of the drug (Cannibal) in the country is illigal and yet they planted it in the country. Or are you being money minded you produce it in large quantities to export it and get dollars?...Is that money clean according to your religion?...Is your law only allowing NCP Export and import of the drugs only? Let your God(Mohamed punish those who insult it if he exsist

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  • 14 September 2012 11:07, by sudani ana

    Bango/cannabis is known world wide to be the least harmful of all drugs. In the west its considered to be a "soft drug" as opposed to "hard" drugs such as heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine and even amphetamines. The effect of cannabis on the user is: Lethargy, hightened perception of music and colour but can affect concentration. Its a well known fact that the tobbaco in the joint of cannabis..cont.

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    • 14 September 2012 11:28, by sudani ana

      cont.. is more harmful than the cannabis itself, thats why some people in the west smoke cannabis on its own or eat it with food such as cannabis cakes and cookies. In some people cannabis or Bango can cause mental health problems and cause users to be withdrawn and paranoid. Cannabis is not physically addictive, but can cause psychological addiction ie users crave the effect of the drug.

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      • 14 September 2012 13:40, by Loko El Pollo

        SOMALIS CHEW KAT ALOT,AND NOW MUSLIMS FROM THE NORTH ARE DOING CRACKS,BANGO AND HOOKAH.WHAT DOES THE KURRAN SAY ABOUT THESE DEVASTATING SUBSTANCES?

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        • 14 September 2012 14:32, by sudani ana

          Loko
          Gat is a very mild drug/sedative. Crack cocaine is another form of cocaine that can be smoked which give a more intense "high" than cocine but lasts for a shorter period. Hookah or Shisha is just a method of smoking tobacco, like cigarettes. Islam treats all illicit drugs the same way as alcohol, ie they are forbidden to be made, sold or used.

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          • 14 September 2012 16:00, by zulu

            What do you expect. If the leaders smoke it, why should they be surprised at the increased rate of smoking? Again, Sudana says, it is mild. I wonder how he knows that?

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  • 18 September 2012 13:01, by australian

    Oh, you guys, you crack me up...this explains everything! The Muslim world is crazy with dope!
    Have you seen the cover of Newsweek this week? Oh, I can’t stop laughing...

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