Crystal clear drug choice for Mexico addicts
As Mexico’s war on drugs rages on, the use of crystal methamphetamine – also known as “crystal meth” or “ice” – continues to rise.
Addictive and affordable, it’s become a major player in the country’s massive drug trade.
From Tijuana, Al Jazeera‘s Mariana Sanchez has more.
No one knows how many young people are joining the drug traffickers, but it is luring many.
The illegal business is worth an estimated $80 billion dollars a year.
According to a US State Department official, thats drawn an estimated 150 thousand Mexicans to the illegal drug trade and fueled the violence.
For them, the answer is simple: the government must remove the economic incentive for trafficking drugs by legalising them.
Al Jazeera’s Franc Contreras reports from Mexico.
Drugs are being smuggled from Afghanistan and Iran to Amara in Iraq. The lack of security along Iraq’s borders is making the trade more feasible. Al Jazeera’s Mosab Jasim reports.