Cameroon – Kribi: Students dismissed from school for consuming Indian hemp for the stimulation of their brain

According to Le Messager newspaper of Wednesday, December 7, 2016, six students of the collège adventiste in Kribi were dismissed after being surprised in full consumption of Indian hemp within the institution. These would be supplied by sellers of street drugs.

Indeed, numerous investigations led the investigators of the gendarmerie brigade of Kribi on the trail of a vendor of drugs that had supplied these students with tramadol. Taken in high doses, this analgesic acts as a narcotic and leads to a dependence and a difficult weaning. This justifies the fact that last week three pupils entered a trance, almost in the epileptic state. The vendor in question was arrested and multiple roundups scared the other street vendors. Nevertheless, the sale continues underground, the paper said.

It should be noted that, increasingly, students in secondary schools in the town of Kribi are engaging in certain narcotics such as cannabis. This has the direct consequence of a virtually zero academic level with low success rates in official examinations.

Yet for these young consumers, these narcotics serve to stimulate their memory. “I smoke to endure the suffering that undermines my family. When I want to learn my lessons, I smoke my hemp and my memory becomes like a hard disk of a computer. I do not forget anything, “says one of the dismissed.

Moreover, in order to fight against the loss of youth, men in uniform occupy the first place. Unfortunately, arrests of sellers of street drugs are made every week, but no case has come to court, the daily said. According to some sources, these policing forces are corrupt. “We often pay 100,000 CFA francs per person and lately we paid 200,000 FCFA to be released,”  a street drug salesman told the newspaper.

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