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Ice age: the rise of crystal meth in Australia
The Conversation (2014)
  • Terry J Goldsworthy
Abstract

The 2012-13 Australian Crime Commission (ACC) Illicit Drug Data Report, released earlier this week, provides mounting evidence that crystal meth is becoming a large-scale problem for law enforcement and health authorities in Australia. Methamphetamine hydrochloride, better known as crystal meth or ice, first became a factor in Australia’s illicit drug scene in the mid-2000s. The United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) currently classes crystal meth as an “imminent threat” due to increased seizures worldwide, particularly in east and southeast Asia.

Keywords
  • ice,
  • meth,
  • australia,
  • drug
Publication Date
Summer May 1, 2014
Citation Information
Terry J Goldsworthy. "Ice age: the rise of crystal meth in Australia" The Conversation (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/terry_goldsworthy/9/