Calls for all-Ireland ban of mephadrone

Legal drug mephedrone could be banned within weeks, the Northern Ireland Health Committee has been told.

At an urgent session tabled by the Committee, a drugs official told members that the issue is being regarded by the government as high priority.

The committee chair, Jim Wells, said he was concerned that the legal high wont be banned in the Republican until June.

Mr Wells said people in North would still have the opportunity to cross the border and by the drug, even if its banned in the UK within a few weeks.

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