Monday, March 29, 2010
You say meow, I say miaow
Lethal drug meow meow will be banned by MPs in record time after an emergency meeting tomorrow.
A tough new law is likely to be brought in within days - one of the fastest ever passed and the last before the General Election. Gordon Brown last night said it was a tragedy young people had been sucked into using the drug.
He said: "They have been misled into believing they were taking a drug which did not have lethal qualities." The £2-a-hit white powder, sold as plant food and called mephedrone, has been blamed for a string of deaths.
The Advisory Council On The Misuse Of Drugs will recommend to Home Secretary Alan Johnson that the drug gets the same status as speed and cannabis - meaning dealers face up to 14 years in prison. The law is expected to be passed on April 8.
Last week a Sunday Mirror investigation found Chinese factories send kilograms of the white powder here using couriers like DHL.
Meow meow banned