SYNTHETIC DRUGS AND NEW PSYCHOACTIVE SUBSTANCES IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN – 2021

The UN Office of Drugs and crime has published this report which provides a regional analysis of the key trends and emerging developments of the synthetic drugs and NPS market as well as options for response in Latin America and the Caribbean.  It says that the latest developments include an expanding methamphetamine market, growing concerns around the non-medical use of ketamine, the emergence of fentanyl and MDMA manufacture, as well as new “ecstasy” trends such as higher-dosed MDMA tablets and new forms of presentation such as crystalline MDMA.  The report also sheds light on the comparatively high prevalence of use of hallucinogens in the region and the high prevalence of use of tranquilisers among women.

https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/scientists/2021-synthetic-drugs-and-new-psychoactive-substances-in-latin-america-and-the-caribbean.html

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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