Published: 2019-02-18 13:44
Last Updated: 2019-02-18 16:44
The Anti-Narcotics Department clarified that rumours of drug-laced candy sold at schools is false.
The Department said in a statement on Monday that the rumours are completely untrue, pointing out that there are no affordable drug-laced candy being sold to school students.
The Department noted that "there have been a lot of rumours recently (pictures and fabricated videos) about drug-laced candy (...) according to the post creator the drug is sold to school students and there is a video of school girls taking this drug (but for those who took a closer look at the video and pictures can see that the school is not in Jordan).”
The statement also mentioned the fact that this kind of rumours are not new and they happen every year with the beginning of the school term.
As for the candy in the pictures, the Department explained that it is a special kind of candy made from rare tropical berries, which contains a glycoprotein that causes sour foods to taste sweet, and does not contain any kind of drug.
The Department urged people to check the accuracy of the news before spreading them.