In the world Marihuana consumption leads, but synthetic drugs surpassed cocaine and heroin.
Illegal Drug Trafficking: Synthetic drugs surpassed world consumption of cocaine and heroine.
New York- Tuesday 13,2011.- The United Nations reported today that synthetic drugs like ecstasy and methamphetamine have moved up in the rankings to a second place within the illicit drugs consumption. In the world, synthetic drugs are now more used than cocaine and heroin. Only marihuana is the most common hallucinogen in the globe, more than synth drugs.
In a study made by the Office on Drugs and Crime UNODC, the UN said the information indicated that the meth tablets and seizures of clandestine laboratories shows a worrying trend on the rise.
Holland and Burma continue to be the major producers, but its manufacture has spread to new countries and regions including West Africa.
In the Americas the main producer of synthetic drugs is the cartel of Sinaloa, leade by the criminal Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman.