A city center pharmacist has told The Cork Independent that there has been an “upsurge” in the sale of decongestants recently. Pharmacists have been warned that some people are buying the over the counter drugs like Sudafed to manufacture crystal meth, a highly addictive class A drug. Eastern European gangs have been reported as buying large amounts of common decongestants like Sudafed. The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI) has issued an alert to its members, after consultation with the Garda National Drug Unit.
Martin Lynch from the Victory Outreach group in Cork city centre which deals with drug addicts and offers them help is worried that the drug will become common in Cork soon.
“I have heard that it’s on its way. It’s a very nasty drug that ruins lives quickly,” he said. “If they can’t get it through chemists, they can get it elsewhere, online for example. They will have to do a little bit more. Crystal meth is a serious problem in the US and other countries. “It’s a class A drug and highly addictive and it can be made fairly cheaply,” Mr. Lynch said. The pharmacist was less worried and said: “there’s always a new drug of the moment. It’s par for the course and always something new.”
Sudafed contains pseudoephedrine, which is used in the manufacture of crystal methamphetamine. Long-term crystal meth use can cause brain damage, strokes, or death. Other effects include weight loss, tooth decay, and cracked teeth, psychosis, and hallucinations. “In America, it was taken off over the counter sale. The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland hasn’t warned about the sale of any product for a long-time.And Crystal meth for sale in Newyork”
Most of the men who bought the medicine in large quantities in the city centre pharmacy were Eastern European. “They weren’t high and they weren’t very good at it. They were quite obvious and didn’t hide what they were doing. They didn’t discuss symptoms as most Irish people would.” The pharmacist thinks that perhaps the men were part of a gang that travelled from town to town buying large quantities of Sudafed. “Personally I would take the 24 packs away from the counter. It’s pretty obvious who is buying it.For Order crystal meth USA production.
Tip of the iceberg
It was a cold January night but Mardan police were on high alert: an intelligence tip-off had been received that some kind of contraband was being transported under the cover of darkness. But when they stopped a car in Shergarh, a small town located 12 kilometres from the Takht-i-Bahi Buddhist Sanctuary, the police had little idea about the enormity of what they had stumbled upon.
What the police recovered from the car was two tins of edible oil. An ordinary eye would have just seen two containers but one officer discovered there was residual white powder on the bottom of the tins. And that’s when the sirens were sounded. The police had their man.
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