Synthetic Drugs

Synthetic drugs are created from man-made chemicals instead of natural ingredients. They include opioids such as fentanyl, as well as methamphetamine, ecstasy and LSD.

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Record Fentanyl Seizures and Migrant Encounters on US-Mexico Border Are Unrelated

NEWS / 28 SEP 2022

Migrant encounters and seizures of the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl are often erroneously conflated and linked together.

France Dealing with Influx of Cocaine from Caribbean Territories

NEWS / 26 SEP 2022

The cocaine coming from France's territories of Guadeloupe, Martinique, and French Guiana to its mainland have doubled.

Kratom to Bath Salts - The Rare Psychoactive Drugs Entering Chile

NEWS / 16 SEP 2022

Chile has recently seized several new psychoactive substances (NPS), highlighting the growing diversity of its drug markets.

Meth, Fentanyl, Ecstasy: Synthetic Drugs Flourish in Latin America

NEWS / 12 SEP 2022

Synthetic drugs like methamphetamine, fentanyl, and ecstasy are reshaping Latin America's drug trade.

Does Australia Receive Enough Cocaine To Meet Demand?

NEWS / 30 AUG 2022

Cocaine in Australia remains difficult to access, with traffickers either selling low-quality or entirely fake doses.

Uruguay Makes Historic Seizure of European Meth

NEWS / 10 AUG 2022

Uruguay has made Latin America's largest ever seizure of European methamphetamine, marking a new phase in drug trafficking dynamics.

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