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Authorities have questioned some 70 school pupils in the Haifa metropolitan area over the course of the last two months on suspicion that they were involved in dealing and consuming narcotics, Israeli media was permitted to report on Tuesday.

Police allege that two men, 37 and 25 years of age, supplied the students with drugs via three students and other individuals who served as middle-men.

Substances including hashish and Hagigat - a hallucinatory drug which contains active ingredients cathinone, methcathinone, and cathine ? were discovered in the students' schoolbags as well as in their homes.

Prosecutors will serve indictments against the two suppliers and the three middle-men in the coming days.