An excess of drugs in the Golden Triangle region due to COVID export restrictions has led to an increase in meth use among young people and workers.
The new punishment for petty possession of any illegal drug will be the legal equivalent of a traffic ticket.
“While the world has shifted its attention to the COVID-19 pandemic, all indications are that production and trafficking of synthetic drugs and chemicals continue at record levels.”
“They're supplying them through the same exact supply chain, through the same exact marketing mechanisms, that they have with illicit drugs for a long time.”
The chemicals used for manufacturing meth and fentanyl are mainly sourced in China, and cartels in Mexico are running low.
The pandemic has slowed the production and export of chemicals from China to Mexico, for onward smuggling into the U.S.
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He sells the drug to students, saying it would increase their drive to study the Quran.
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Meth's big comeback has been driven by large-scale production, and it's riding the long tail of the opioid crisis.
The styrofoam packaging contained hotdog, rice, fried egg, and five sachets of crystal meth.