CHINESE Triads and West African gangs are among the international organised crime syndicates making the deadly drug ice for the booming Australian market.
Triad society members are using clandestine meth labs they have set up in the Philippines and Malaysia to supply Australian and South-East Asian drug users.
West African gangsters are trafficking ice and other methamphetamines either directly to Asia and Australia or to Asia and Australia via Southern Africa and Western Europe.
H/t reader M.G.:
Looks like a for profit health care system and abandonment of the elderly isn’t the only western vice imported by China……..Now, Meth rears its ugly head.
Pity China can only adopt our worse western habits…..
– ‘Breaking Bad’ in China: how meth is spreading across rural heartland (The Christian Science Monitor, May 3, 2015):
CHANGSHA, CHINA — Ah Chao first came across drugs as a teenager, when his cousin asked him to hold his tourniquet while he shot up heroin.
Now a stocky 32-year-old in jeans and a black nylon jacket, Ah Chao (not his real name) recalls between slurps from a bowl of noodles how frightened he was.
“Heroin did not appeal to me at all,” he says. But the experience did not put him off other drugs.
– The secret history of Big Pharma’s role in creating and marketing heroin, LSD, meth, Ecstasy and speed (Natural News, April 3, 2007):
Most consumers think that street drugs are in an entirely different class than prescription drugs, and they believe that pharmaceutical companies would never manufacture or sell street drugs. But guess what? As you’ll read here, drug companies actually invented many of the street drugs now considered to be the most devastating, including heroin and meth (“ice”).
Here are seven facts you probably never knew about the connection between street drugs and pharmaceutical companies: