Home | Community | Message Board

Please support our sponsors.

Feedback and Administration >> Shroomery News Service

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1

Registered: 07/26/04
Posts: 13,985
Loc: Flag
Japan to hire private detectives to investigate sales of 'law-evading' drugs
    #4590252 - 08/28/05 06:10 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Ministry to hire private detectives to investigate sales of 'law-evading' drugs
August 28, 2005 - japantoday.com

TOKYO - The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry plans to hire private detectives to investigate the sale of chemical substances with narcotic or hallucinatory effects that authorities believe are abused particularly by young people, officials said Saturday.

These drugs are not designated as banned narcotics by the central government but the ministry has issued an opinion that they may violate the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law for their potential impact on human health.

The ministry's research conducted last year found these substances - which users consider legal but authorities consider "law-evading" - are sold at adult goods and imported goods shops nationwide as well as over the Internet.

But the ministry has not checked details such as the brands they are sold under as well as how they enter the market, the officials said.

Information on them has so far been gathered by local government officials who pose as customers at outlets but since their numbers are limited, often they are recognized by shop clerks, they said.

Clerks also get suspicious when these government workers ask for receipts for their purchases, hence the need for private investigators, according to the officials.

The ministry will seek a budget of around 107 million yen for fiscal 2006 for hiring the detectives as well as other efforts to discourage the use of the substances, the officials said.

The Tokyo metropolitan government has banned the production, sale and gifting of three of these drugs since June. The three are commonly known as 2C-I and 5-MeO-MIPT, which are psychedelics, and MBDB, a stimulant that is similar to ecstasy. Violators may face up to one year in prison or a maximum fine of 500,000 yen.

note: 500,000 yen = $4,537.41 USD

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Feedback and Administration >> Shroomery News Service

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Marijuana seed store raided, Emery arrested [CAN]
( 1 2 3 all )
veggie 14,722 41 03/19/06 11:38 PM
by veggie
* In Drug-Leery Japan, Arrests for Marijuana Are on the Rise Green_T 1,061 3 03/04/09 06:17 PM
by OrgasmicBanana
* GAO decries steroid internet sales veggie 656 1 11/05/05 03:26 PM
by veggie
* Difficult-to-detect marijuana seeds are big business veggie 2,545 0 07/09/05 02:49 AM
by veggie
* Magic mushrooms for sale in city arcade AnnoA 916 1 08/10/04 08:44 AM
by st0nedphucker
* Detectives' Jaws Dropped At Sight Of Pot Bunker [FL] veggie 1,537 12 01/24/09 04:36 PM
by hpi
* Toyota creating alcohol detection system rawtoxic 2,124 18 01/04/07 03:05 PM
by Banez
* Legal drugs in Japan not always safe Bridgeburner 2,142 14 04/20/09 10:35 PM
by Madtowntripper

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: motaman, karode13, Alan Rockefeller, naum, Mostly_Harmless
471 topic views. 0 members, 3 guests and 5 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2016 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.031 seconds spending 0.005 seconds on 13 queries.