Tramadol-spiked hashish comes at a high price in Cairo

Offering hashish, locally known as bango, to wedding guests is an expression of hospitality
Al Araby (Egypt)
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Hash is easily available in many areas of Cairo, and widely used. But there is increasing evidence that much of the supply has been cut with more dangerous and addictive pharmaceutical drugs. Doctor Manal Adel, the chief physician at the Egyptian Centre for Drug Control, said she regularly sees cases in which hash users suffer from withdrawal symptoms commonly associated with heroin and tramadol addicts. Cannabis plants and their products are currently classified as class A drugs in Egypt, and dealing in these substances can be punishable by death, while using hash is only punishable by a prison term with hard labour.