By: Wang Shu-fen and Lee Mei-yu
Taipei, Nov. 18 (CNA) The use of the ketamine as a recreational drug is a growing problem in Kaohsiung schools, a city councilor said Wednesday, disclosing that 160 students in the southern Taiwan city are currently put into a counseling program for taking drugs.
Last year, some 900 students in Kaohsiung were referred to the police for drug use, city councilor Chen Tsui-luan (陳粹鑾) said.
She said 1,733 kilograms of illegal drugs were confiscated in the southern Taiwan city last year, the biggest amount in five years, and a third of it was third-grade ketamine.
The data is alarming and suggests that ketamine is still a popular recreational drug in Taiwan, Chen said. [FULL STORY]