DEA’s hands tied on ‘Cat’ possession

Methcathinone popularly known as ‘cat’ has never been illegal, court has declared
Methcathinone popularly known as ‘cat’ has never been illegal, court has declared

After a recent Maun High Court judgment clarified that the possession of methcathinone popularly known as ‘cat’ has never been illegal, the newly established Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)’s hands are tied as it seeks to mount an all-inclusive assault on drugs.

Instead the agency which was recently got a P41 million windfall has issued a warning against Cat use identifying it as harmful like other drugs. In a statement, DEA Director General, Phemelo Ramakorwane warned members of the public that despite the recent developments, Cat is a potent stimulant with both physical and psychological consequences.

Ramakorwane also said the adverse effects of CAT include among others nausea, damage to the nasal cavities, nose bleeds, involuntary teeth grinding, blurred vision, mental confusion, liver, kidney, lung and cardiovascular damage which can result in death.


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