Fitzgerald Hinds

Fitzgerald Hinds, acting Attorney General and Member of Parliament for Laventille West.

ILLEGAL drugs disguised as candy are being distributed to children, acting National Security Minister Fitzgerald Hinds said yesterday.

Responding to an urgent question in the House of Representatives on the circulation of “zesser pills” in the nation’s schools, Hinds said police had seized “cookies and brownies” at teen parties and had sent them for analysis at the Forensic Science Centre in St James.

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