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[BBC News Northern Ireland] Community workers warn of new drug on Belfast streets. (24 May 2006)

External website: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/501001...

At least six people have been hospitalised in Belfast after taking pills containing large concentrations of the tranquiliser diazepam. The pills are called 'blues' because of their colour.

Community workers have issued a warning about the new drug, which they say is freely available on Belfast streets and can leave people unconscious. The pills are being sold alongside ecstasy, cannabis and cocaine for as little as 50p. A drugs community project in west Belfast said they had flooded the area.

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