Posted By: Steve [Send E-Mail]Date: Thursday, 27-Sep-2012 06:03:13
Krokodil, a new deadly drug that has taken countless lives in Russia, is apparently making its way into the narcotics chain in India. The police in Mumbai say that they are aware about the effects of the drug and that they are keeping a close watch so that its use does not spread here.
Though it’s chemical name is Desomorphine (dihydrodesoxymorphine, Permonid), Krokodil is the name by which it is known in the by-lanes in Russia. The use of this drug is also prevalent in other European countries. It has been reported recently that Norwegian heroin addicts are now using it.
The drug – a derivative of morphine – has been described as ‘Russia’s most deadly drug’, as it has caused countless deaths. Krokodil is highly addictive and in combination with certain over-the-counter drugs like codeine has ghastly effects on a person’s body, like visible, black, scaly patches. Which is what got it the name Krokodil – Russian for crocodile.