Methamphetamine (crystal meth)

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Five NSW men charged after methamphetamine worth $15m allegedly found on ‘black flight’ from PNG
Plane intercepted at airstrip in rural Queensland after police allege aircraft was flown under the radar with 52kg of meth on board

Natasha May

23, Mar, 2023 @1:30 AM

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NSW attorney general ‘disappointed’ by own government’s lack of action over ice report
Mark Speakman says he’s spent ‘hundreds of hours’ trying to get cabinet support for reforms from Howard inquiry

Michael McGowan

22, Aug, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘I needed ice like I needed air’: meth use is still rampant in regional Australia
Study finds methamphetamine the most consumed illicit drug nationwide – and the problem is worse outside the cities

Natasha May

18, Mar, 2022 @7:00 PM

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‘The deadliest drug we’ve ever known’: author Sam Quinones on how fentanyl saturated the US
In his new book, Quinones investigates how the explosion of synthetic drugs spurred an ‘epidemic of addiction’

Erin McCormick

23, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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I was told the 12 steps would cure my addiction. Why did I end up feeling more broken?
In this quasi-religious programme, ‘working the steps’ is the remedy for any problem, but for me the cracks soon started to show

Oscar Quine

04, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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‘They're fearless’: the women battling to free Myanmar from meth
From jungle stakeouts to burning drug dealers’ property, a group of mothers is willing to do whatever it takes to free their community from addiction

Kyaw Ye Lynn, with additional reporting by Clare Hammond in Shan state

07, May, 2020 @10:15 AM

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Calls for needle exchange program in NSW jails amid rising illicit drug use
New South Wales ice inquiry hears that corrections department has no ‘overall strategy’ to deal with drug use in ballooning prison population

Michael McGowan

02, Sep, 2019 @6:44 AM

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Van carrying 270kg of 'ice' worth $200m crashes into parked police cars in Sydney
Driver charged with drug trafficking and negligent driving after authorities seize methylamphetamine haul

Lisa Martin

23, Jul, 2019 @6:20 AM

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‘Don’t flush your drugs m’kay’: police warn of the possibility of ‘meth-gators’
Tennessee officials fear that animals living in sewage treatment ponds could ingest drugs that have been disposed of improperly

Edward Helmore

17, Jul, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Dutton’s department fights NSW calls to decriminalise the drug ice
Home affairs warns of ‘perverse outcomes’ as health and legal experts say criminalising addicts may be causing more harm than amphetamine use itself

Michael McGowan

26, Jun, 2019 @3:36 AM

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Pacific nations are 'victims' of Australian and New Zealand appetite for drugs, experts say
Australia urged to take action to stop cocaine and methamphetamine trafficking from Latin America through Pacific region

Kate Lyons

25, Jun, 2019 @11:31 PM

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Booby trap scuppers police raid on Dutch floating crystal meth lab
Forensic experts were forced off cargo ship when it suddenly began taking on water

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

13, May, 2019 @11:29 AM

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