The Czechia is successful in detecting boils of meth. In Prague, they advised experts on how to proceed – ČT24 – Czech Television
The recidivist attacked two students with a meat cleaver. Furious car rides in which innocent people die. These are just some of the cases associated with methamphetamine. They also reflect the relative availability of this drug.
“Methamphetamine is a strong stimulant, very cheap and very easy to produce,” said Jakub Frydrych, director of the national National Drug Control Center.
What is the situation in the Czech Republic
The Czechia is one of the countries with the highest number of exposed methamphetamine boils in Europe. In the years 2011 to 2018, we produced in bulk and exported abroad. Then the situation changed. After considerable pressure from the Czech anti-drug authorities, manufacturers transferred the production of substances to other countries. For example, in the Netherlands and Belgium, Mexican criminal groups began to operate.
An international team of police officers, prosecutors and customs officers has been fighting similar groups for two years now. In seven operations, they discovered eighteen laboratories and detained sixty-seven people.
“We operate a secure communication platform that allows all countries around the world to connect with Interpol headquarters and share information with each other,” said David Caunter, Interpol’s head of drugs.
How to proceed
Drugs and chemicals are essential for the production of meth. These are smuggled into a number of European countries, for example in consignments. Based on its experience, the Czech Customs Administration is now proposing to expand the lists of addictive substances whose imports are to be restricted.
Sign on roads using customs officers such as hand x – ray or
video endoscope. Thanks to this, they can keep even hidden parts of cars. “We have seizures more or less regularly, for example we had a kilo of marijuana last week. But, of course, the smaller consignments are more frequent, “we recommend Ivana Najmanová, head of the mobile unit of the Prague Customs Office.
Consider the problem of the international group that the regulation and export of drugs containing pseudoephedrine is not legally harmonized in the countries of the European Union.