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Highly addictive 'yaba'

The Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) yesterday warned people of a new type of 'yaba' is laced with dimethyl-amphetamine - which could get a person addicted to it after taking only two pills.

ONCB secretary-general Pol General Pongsapat Pongcharoen said the new formula was so strong that a drug abuser could be extremely agitated and hallucinate.

If the drug was injected, a person could fatally overdose, he said.

The tablet is embossed with a crown shape and "SU" logo.

Pongsapat said it was stronger than the heroin-laced yaba formula that officials discovered in April.

The new pills were reportedly produced in Myanmar, police would contact their Myanmar counterparts and ask them to investigate, he

said.

The discovery of the pill stemmed from the arrest of a Nan man, Natthapol Arin, 35, in Chiang Rai's Pahn district in early May.

He was allegedly smuggling 600,000 yaba pills in crates that were to be delivered to a market in Pathum Thani for distribution.






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