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Hundreds lead crack down on legal drugs outlets

  • 2013-11-14
  • From wire reports, RIGA

Up to 200 people have led a crackdown on legal drug outlets in  Latvia.

Members of the Stop Drugs task force and Latvian police raided shops that sell legal highs on Nov. 13, reports

They claim the drugs are affecting  young people and have called on Latvian officials to address the problem.

The activists, which included parents and community leaders,  also posted posters on the shops a young man who died from a legal high of home made substances.

Activists were able to enter six shops whilst others shop owners barred them from entering. 

It's believed there are around 50 shops in Riga that sell legal highs. At one location, police confiscated 64 bags of herbal highs.