Guayaquil Ecuador: concern over illegal drug sales around schools

Posted on October 16, 2012 • Filed under: Crime, Drug Activity, Ecuador, Social Issues reported that the head of the Narcotics Police of Guayas, Wladimir Leon said they have made more than 40 operating in and around schools. Last week, seven students of a school in the south of Guayaquil were isolated because they allegedly were found with drugs. In 2008, the Third National Survey on Drug Use in school students (sampled at 328 610 children aged 13, 15 and 17 of the country) gave some clues about substance abuse in youth. According to the results of this latest research on the subject was conducted nationally, 10.5% said that ever been offered any drugs (cocaine, crack, ecstasy and herbal drugs), 23% said had purchased marijuana at some point and a quarter felt that some colleagues have, test or pass those drugs within the school. The same survey found that the average age of first marijuana use among adolescents rose from 13.2 years in 2005, to 14.6 in 2008 . Also, 2.6% of respondents said he was offered drugs at school. A similar analysis warns. In 2011, the Organization of American States (OAS) released its drug use. The paper notes that despite the information available about the negative effects of drug use in young people, the message does not get hard enough in Ecuador. Read Article

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