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Canada is 'hub' for illegal drug shipments

Canada has become a major hub for producing and shipping methamphetamines and ecstasy to markets worldwide, according to a United Nations report released Wednesday.

"Canada, which traditionally consumes a lot of cannabis and produces a lot of cannabis, is also a hub now for methamphetamines and ecstasy, which would likely come as a surprise for Canadians," said Walter Kemp, a spokesman for the UN's Office on Drugs and Crime.

According to the 314-page report by the UN agency, organized crime involved in the methamphetamine trade “has grown significantly” in Canada. Such criminal groups have also increased the amount of methamphetamines they manufacture and export.

Australia, for example, reported that 83 per cent by weight of its total seized imports of methamphetamines came from Canada. In Japan, the figure was 62 per cent.

The UN's report suggested the increase is relate

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  • well that works out well for us....

    U.S. is the largest hub of illegal drug shipment reception

    go figure

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  • I don't believe the title! Maybe our weed is in global demand but anyone of average intelligence can create methamphetamines and ecstasy from formulas available online. Why would they smuggle this into Australia when they can make it there themselves?
    If anything can be determined from this article is that Canadian drug smugglers may be getting caught more often than their counterparts from other nations.
    And where are the stats, and how are they interpreted? Without verifiable statistics and pr More..

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  • Might move to Canada.

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    • Wait... do you know who lives in Canada?

      ... Canadians.

      You'd be making a terrible mistake.

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    • yes he should go to usa where the average completed grade is grade 8, where you can get throw in jail/ criminal record for smoking weed, where you need to spend your life saving for medical care, where businesses are collapsing at the greatest rate ever seen, where havin sex as a teen makes you a sexual predator, where all your rights and money are slowly being taken away by your politians,,oh yeah and the most hated nation on the planet... I'm packing right now
      LOL's

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    • Grade 8 are you a fucking Moron. LMAO

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    • Lol you Canadians are the most brainwashed hypocritical idiots. Your entire sense of pride is based on lies, by ignoring problems in your country by exaggerating those in the US. You're a nation of mental retards.

      1) The US has higher educational attainment than Canada. Take a look at page 42 of this PDF:

      http://www.educationalpolicy.org/pdf/Global2005.pdf

      2) People in Canada go to jail for weed as well.

      3) Only a small part of the US population doesn't have healthcare insurance, most uninsu More..

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  • in response
    one is kinda shady( US propaganda)
    two, yes we go to jail for dealing drugs, but not for personal use :)
    three,,, bullshit!!! if its not paid by your employer your hooped
    four,,, yes, yes, yes, but WE dont have to spend our life savings to live and we all know the consequenses,, but look at MJ,, no one lives forever!!!
    six, most of those ppl are what we call snowbirds, rich retired ppl who want to live without our winter,,, n they come back
    they know what the good life is, t More..

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  • what's the matter hillbilly dumb dumb you only got your grade 6? lol thats it eh pig-banger? you never had a problem with anything else i said,, at least even a 'simplesiren' heavy on the simple,, knows where their crap hole country is going lol, please reply SIMPLEsiren. at least prove to the world your just not a piss mouth negro, or a dumbass redneck lol

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  • The best drug treatment you can get is to hit rock bottom.
    If you want to take your drugs go right ahead just don't think you can steal from me or expect the taxpayers to treat your "illness".

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  • Chinese from the west coast are doing it. They are committed to poison our kids so they can take the place. China is a cancer.

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  • End prohibition.

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