Authorities in the United States have sanctioned a Mexican criminal group for trafficking illicit fentanyl into the country.
Mexico’s two most powerful organized crime groups are reportedly sourcing precursor chemicals from the same suppliers to produce fentanyl.
Many American users, perhaps the majority, now realize when they’re consuming illicit fentanyl. This has changed the way they look for it.
In Argentina, Telegram is becoming the go-to method for finding drugs on the street level as dealers and consumers seek anonymity.
In Sinaloa, Mexico, chemicals used for methamphetamine production are damaging the environment and, it appears, the health of locals.
In Sinaloa, Mexico, the uptick in forced disappearances is linked to one dynamic more than any other: synthetic drugs.
Migrant encounters and seizures of the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl are often erroneously conflated and linked together.
The cocaine coming from France's territories of Guadeloupe, Martinique, and French Guiana to its mainland have doubled.
Chile has recently seized several new psychoactive substances (NPS), highlighting the growing diversity of its drug markets.
Synthetic drugs like methamphetamine, fentanyl, and ecstasy are reshaping Latin America's drug trade.
Cocaine in Australia remains difficult to access, with traffickers either selling low-quality or entirely fake doses.