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‘Cartels are scrambling’: Virus snarls global drug trade

BK38

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NEW YORK (AP) — Coronavirus is dealing a gut punch to the illegal drug trade, paralyzing economies, closing borders and severing supply chains in China that traffickers rely on for the chemicals to make such profitable drugs as methamphetamine and fentanyl.

One of the main suppliers that shut down is in Wuhan, the epicenter of the global outbreak.

Associated Press interviews with nearly two dozen law enforcement officials and trafficking experts found Mexican and Colombian cartels are still plying their trade as evidenced by recent drug seizures but the lockdowns that have turned cities into ghost towns are disrupting everything from production to transport to sales...

Full article here: https://apnews.com/4f0a4ca93cc2fee94d386efb13db31a0
 

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Thankfully our national mushroom supply isn't run by cartels but by hippies using home delivery using the clearnet just to make it more, um....legit?
 

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Thankfully our national mushroom supply isn't run by cartels but by hippies using home delivery using the clearnet just to make it more, um....legit?
Yeah, I think it is going to affect synthetics like methamphetamine and fentanyl, even stuff like MDMA far more because of the lack of available precursors to manufacture.
 

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One of the main suppliers that shut down is in Wuhan, the epicenter of the global outbreak.
If this is a fentanyl supplier then good.
 

Atelier3

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If the cartels would produce some quality meth I'm sure it would move. Maybe the lockdown is prompting people to question why they put up with so much crap.
 
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