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Drug traffickers in Belgium attempted to send synthetic drugs to Argentina hidden in a rocking horse
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Argentina Tries To Stop Synthetic Drug Traffickers Sidestepping Prosecution

The Argentine government’s new strategy to detect and categorize the chemical components of new illicit substances, looks to confront the country’s growing...
Authorities in Argentina seized several kilos of cocaine on their way to New Zealand
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LatAm Drug Traffickers Take Aim at New Zealand, Australia

A series of small seizures in which Argentine cocaine smugglers sought to reach New Zealand provides evidence of the growing appeal of Pacific markets for Latin...
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Small Farmers Hurting in Mexico’s Poppy Growing Heartland

Tension is brewing among small farmers in a notorious poppy-growing region in Mexico over delivery delays of a government subsidized fertilizer, in just the latest...
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Mexico-Australia Meth Connection Reveals Fresh Crime Dynamics

Mexico crime groups are targeting Australia, where high methamphetamine prices are attracting traffickers willing to negotiate the long and difficult journey with...
Drug traffickers in Belgium attempted to send synthetic drugs to Argentina hidden in a rocking horse
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Rocking Horse Exposes Argentina’s Rising Synthetic Drug Market

The seizure of a rocking horse stuffed with a large quantity of methamphetamine traveling from Belgium to Argentina has exposed yet more evidence of...
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Synthesized ‘Spirit Molecule’ Caters to Evolving Chile Drug Demand

The dismantling of a laboratory in Chile used to synthesize the hallucinogenic drug DMT shows that an ever-widening range of psychoactive drugs is in high demand in...
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Costa Rica Sees Growing Demand for Ketamine, Synthetic Drugs

A bumper seizure of ketamine bottles in Costa Rica shows evidence that the Central American Country is seeing growth and diversification of its internal synthetic...