What Is YABA
Yaba is a derivative of synthetic Amphetamines such as speed and can be manufactured far more quickly and easily than traditional forms of amphetamines. The recipe has spread from the Far East by word of mouth and on the Internet. We’ve experienced some difficulty getting a consistent description of ingredients and effects, with some reports stating that the drug is mostly methamphetamine, running 80% pure with much of the cut being cast off from Heroin production.
The main ingredients, which include salt, household cleaning products, distilled cold medicines and lithium from camera batteries, can be bought legally and the drug can easily be knocked out at home with a couple of casserole dishes and a hob.
It is known as ‘crazy medicine’ pronounced yar bah. Now Yaba a new drug more popular than Heroin in parts of the Far East, and is heading for Britain, amid warnings that it could supersede Ecstasy as the drug of choice for the country’s clubbers. Yaba has become increasingly popular in the Far East amongst claims that the drug is now bigger than Heroin in Thailand.
This drug, which creates an intense hallucinogenic effect and can enable users to stay awake for days on end, was originally created by German chemists instructed by Adolf Hitler to find a stimulant that would help his soldiers to fight around the clock.
Drug experts are warning that Britain is being targeted by Yaba producers operating out of the so-called Golden Triangle – the drug producing areas which straddle the borders of Thailand, Burma and Laos.
Packages of a drug thought to be Yaba were intercepted at Heathrow Airport. There have been other recent seizures in France and Ireland, and there is evidence that illegal laboratories in the United Kingdom are attempting to make it.
The rewards for criminals can be huge. Around £300 pounds of raw materials can make Yaba worth more than £2,000 at British street prices. Since the equipment needed is portable, labs can be moved on a regular basis, making it more difficult for police to track them down.
The so-called Nazi method of making Yaba was first noticed in Thailand more than 30 years ago. At the time it was legal and would be sold at petrol stations alongside soft drinks and cigarettes. Long-distance lorry drivers would pop the pills to help them work through the night. Possession and supply of Yaba was criminalized in 1970, but the market simply went underground.
While it is true that Yaba is cheaper and easier to produce than the current club drug of choice, Ecstasy (MDMA), this cannot be the only reason for the rise of the drug. After all, these are two very different kinds of drugs. Yaba, as you will find out, causes disturbing hallucinations. Ecstasy, on the other hand, is known to produce a euphoric effect, causing the users to have strong feelings of warmth and “connection” to those around them.
Demand for the drug in Britain is being fuelled by holiday makers returning from the Far East, who talked about the intense high it induces.
How Is Yaba Taken
Yaba comes in a tablet form which closely resembles Ecstasy tablets with a logo on, often red / orange, sometimes green in colour.
Effects Of Yaba
Effects Of Taking Yaba:
- Increased heart beat.
- Paranoid feeling.
Risks Of Taking Yaba
Addictive or habit-forming
Regular use of the drug has been linked to lung and kidney disorders, hallucinations and paranoia. A frequent disturbing hallucination is ‘speed bugs’ or ‘crank bugs’ where users believe that bugs are crawling under their skin and go loopy trying to get them out.
In Thailand, the number of students entering rehab to deal with Yaba addiction has risen considerably in the past two years. Those coming off the drug are also susceptible to severe depression and suicidal urges.