|Titre :||Global SMART update 2011 - Vol. 5|
|Auteurs :||ONUDC / UNODC|
|Type de document :||Rapport|
|Editeur :||Vienna : UNODC, 2011|
|Collection :||Global SMART Updates, num. Vol. 5|
|Format :||12 p. / ill., graph.|
|Langues:||Anglais ; Espagnol|
|Discipline :||MAR (Marchés / Markets)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEMETHAMPHETAMINE ; DROGUES DE SYNTHESE ; TRAFIC ; SAISIE ; MEPHEDRONE ; KETAMINE
The special segment of the current issue concerns South Asia, a region which has traditionally been associated with opiates, not synthetic drugs. However, over the past years, the region has emerged as a source for amphetamine-type stimulants users (ATS) and the precursors needed to manufacture them. Traffickers increasingly go to South Asia to obtain ephedrine and pseudoephedrine, the two key precursors used in the illicit manufacture of methamphetamine. Ketamine, a hallucinogenic substance is also frequently trafficked from the region.
While information on law enforcement activities is often abundant, information about the demand for ATS is often scarce and anecdotal in nature. Nevertheless, the Update continues to make a determined effort to highlight the human toll of ATS use. Various demand-related subjects are covered in this issue, including facts that have come to light about the use of synthetic drugs in Australia, China, Chile and the United States.
|Domaine :||Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|