Drug dealers breaking into graves to steal skeleton for

Drug dealers breaking into graves to steal skeletons for “demonic” drugs that turn people into “zombies”

A new drug is wreaking havoc across Sierra Leone, turning many of its young people into “zombies” and some of these drugs are made from human bone fragments.

“Kush” is made from a mixture of herbs, toxic chemicals and even human bones. The drug, which costs just 20 cents a joint, is proving extremely popular among young people in Sierra Leone.

Addicts say it “takes you to another world, where you don’t know yourself.”

It is technically illegal in Sierra Leone, but it is bought and sold openly on the streets of Freetown.

The exact ingredients in kush are a mystery and vary from batch to batch. Opioids like fentanyl are often found in joints, as are a mixture of herbs and crushed human bones.

The bones, according to a medical specialist, contain traces of sulfur that can enhance the effect of the drug. Traffickers have broken into “thousands” of graves to steal skeletons to use as ingredients, local residents say.

One victim, 25-year-old Abu Bakhar, abandoned his hopes of pursuing a career in music because kush had reduced him to a virtual zombie.

“Because of the drugs I didn’t focus on music,” he told Channel 4 News. “Because of the drugs, I didn’t focus on my studies. Because of the drugs I didn't focus on writing. Because of the drugs I couldn’t concentrate on anything.”

Like many kush addicts, he lost his home and now lives in a landfill on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown. More than a thousand other people live in the dump, scavenging it for anything of value they can sell to buy more kush.

Alhaji, another kush victim, says he became addicted after receiving just one joint of the mysterious new zombie drug.

He said: “I went to the ghetto to buy another one and smoke it. I said 'That's so cute, can I have more?' and that’s how I became an addict.”

He says he's trying to stop and is praying for help.

He planned to enroll in medical school, but Kush shattered his dream and turned him into someone he doesn't recognize.

Amara Kallon, 21, told the Daily Telegraph: “I used to smoke a few puffs of weed a day, but after I was introduced to kush by friends I never looked back. I sold my clothes and books to satisfy my addiction. I started stealing household items, phones, pans and dishes to buy drugs.”

Use of the drug is now dangerously widespread among young people in Sierra Leone, says doctor Jusu Mattia.

“You walk down any street and you see a lot of young people sleeping on the streets,” he said.

The country's next generation of doctors, lawyers and architects have been reduced to homeless drug addicts, scavenging trash to survive. The rapid spread of kush addiction threatens to completely “destabilize” the country.

Estimates suggest that more than a million people in Sierra Leone and neighboring Liberia and Guinea are now addicted to kush.

Source: www.lindaikejisblog.com

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