Drug smugglers are levelling up their ways by putting their child-like side to use as they are now using children’s toys to hide them. They are using new methods and mediums to hide their illegal commodities through the least susceptible means.
Toy truck used for smuggling
Despite the ridiculousness of the whole situation, the smugglers are quite sneaky and were aware of the lack of suspicion if they used children’s toys for hiding drugs.
On September 1, based on intel of a central agency with the Karimganj Police and Government Railway Police (GRP) Assam, 266gm of brown sugar were seized.
Moreover, the brown sugar was hidden cleverly in a Toy truck without the primary suspicions of anyone. The toy truck with the brown sugar was seized in Sealdah-Agartala Train at Badarpur Railway station.
Why is “Brown Sugar” illegal?
Despite the subtlety of the name, brown refers to an impure type of the drug heroin. Abusers of drugs refer to the white crystalline powder as “white sugar” or pure heroin. When the colour is no longer white i.e. when the quality of the heroin is poor and coloured brown it is called “brown sugar” which is of inferior quality.
According to National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre (NDDTC), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, about 2.1% of the country’s population (2.26 crore individuals) use opioids, Heroin (or its impure form – smack or brown sugar) and a variety of pharmaceutical opioids.
Moreover, nationally, the most common opioid used is Heroin (1.14%) followed by pharmaceutical opioids (0.96%)and Opium (0.52%).