- Police from Australia have released a video of the effects of the drug 'flakka'
- People turn into 'zombies', scaring law enforcement and the public alike
- The drug causes aggression as well as hallucinogenic effects
While the 'creepy clown' 'epidemic' continues across other parts of the world, the abuse of the substance 'flakka' in Australia is of great concern.
In this video - released by Gold Coast police - unidentified people are seen behaving in extreme and erratic ways, getting aggressive and/or begging for help. It also causes paranoia.
However, aspects of the 'high' that make it attractive to users are alertness, energy and attention.
The drug is known for its hallucinogenic effects and for turning people into 'zombie-like' aggressive 'non-humans'. Many have had to be removed for medical treatment or restrained for their own safety.
Police say that they are not sure what the drug is or how it is manufactured, but also that there are certain times of the year that the use of it rises, and that at present Australia is heading into one of those periods.
The Gold Coast 600 racing event has police worried, since rumors state that organised gangs are planning to flood the market with this drug during this time.