The former president of Cairo University and professor of constitutional law, Gaber Nassar, on Tuesday, warned against one of the types of chocolate available in the Egyptian market because it contains the narcotic poppy.
Nassar said: “By chance, I discovered that in the markets, major malls, and various gas stations, chocolates containing a significant proportion of poppy are sold, and this has become permissible in most European countries and America, but trading and consuming them with the knowledge of their reality and the fact that they contain poppy drug constitutes a crime of abuse or trafficking, depending on the circumstances.”
Nassar wrote in a post on Facebook: “A long time ago, many complained to me, including those who occup hold important positions and jobs.
Some of which require the authorities its holders to submit to sudden analyze against drug use, and then it comes clear from the results of the analysis that the result of their samples is positive for the poppy drug and its derivatives, which exposes them to harsh penalties up to dismissal even though they don’t even smoke regular cigarettes.”
He added that this matter “explains the aforementioned phenomenon, and therefore we ask everyone to be careful.”