Postal services prop up illegal drug tradeBMJ 2006; 332 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7540.508-b (Published 02 March 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:508
- Grainger Laffan
Drug control experts are warning that conventional mail systems are inadvertently becoming key drug smuggling networks. Hamid Ghodse, the president of the International Narcotics Control Board, launched the board's 2005 report this week and said, “It is estimated that 10 million packages containing illegal drugs passes through the United States' international mail system each year.” He added, “That is not counting domestic traffic.”
Professor Ghodse said that the use of methamphetamine, an addictive stimulant drug with limited therapeutic use, “is a pandemic now” and identified online society as a root cause: “The internet is why illicit use of prescription …
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