EXCLUSIVE: Highly-addictive tablets have caused 204 deaths in the UK since 2015
Drug pushers are ruthlessly tapping into a deadly craze for anti-anxiety pills sweeping the nation, warns a top cop.
Demand for Xanax has soared in young people in Britain, fuelled by a desire for cheap “chill pills” which are linked to glamorous music stars.
But the highly-addictive tablets are potentially lethal when mixed with other drugs and booze.
Drugs charities have connected Xanax, only available privately on prescription here, to 204 British deaths since 2015.
Internet dealers are importing them in batches of 5,000 at a time and brazenly selling them for as little as 70p a pop via adverts on sites such as Instagram , Snapchat and Facebook .
Nicknamed Xannies, the popularity of the sedatives has rocketed after being mentioned in songs by