The 80s revival continues with The Guardian sending a journalist to uncover the new drug menace gripping the nation’s capital. Apparently…
• €20 can buy 10 tablets.
• The two most popular drugs are Zopiclone and Zimovane.
• The drugs, which are highly powerful painkillers and sleeping tablets, are used to help addicts sleep and numb pain, especially during heroin “droughts”.
• The tablets are smuggled from Pakistan and China via Europe. Some are re-packaged in countries such as Croatia and Germany.
• Sellers can earn up to €500 euros per week.
Back at her pitch across from the Abbey theatre, Sandra agrees with that prediction. “I can get €200 a week selling the zimmos and that is far more than I can get on the social welfare,” she says.
See? It’s not all bad news.
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