A new drug called a Jelly Baby is doing its rounds on the streets of Durban, Johannesburg and the Cape Flats.
The drug, which resembles a sweet, is amphetamine-based and includes crystal methamphetamine (tik), is being sold to children.
Brigadier Ebrahim Kadwa from the Hawks says drug traffickers are constantly diversifying their products to make them more affordable.
“The drug problem is a global phenomenon in drug trafficking. Drug dealers are criminal entrepreneurs and they are working towards making drugs more cheap.”
Kadwa said they are intensifying awareness campaigns in schools.
“Together with the Department of Education we are intensifying awareness campaigns because it is very important that we are able to prevent drug usage amongst children and young people.”