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The Business of Ice: North Korea's Crystal Meth Trade

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Cheap, available, and an antidote to hunger, crystal meth appears to be becoming the drug of choice...

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Since devastating rains in the late 1990's destroyed their poppy crop, North Korean enterprises have turned to the production of crystal meth as their export drug of choice. Much of the drug passes through the DPRK's porous border with northeast China, especially the Korean autonomous prefecture in the province of Jilin, which has become one of the country's largest markets for what the Chinese call ice.


Drug Crises


Drug Crises

Drug Crises

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