Skip to comments.Crystal Meth Use 'Rampant' in N.Korea
Posted on 03/04/2011 6:07:09 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster
Crystal Meth Use 'Rampant' in N.Korea
North Korea's collapse will be brought about not by external pressure or the economic malaise but by widespread crystal methamphetamine abuse, say North Korean defectors who have recently arrived in the South.
How serious the problem is can be gleaned from a special instruction issued by North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's son and heir Jong-un, who earlier this year ordered the security forces to round up drug users, "regardless of rank" -- implying that addiction is widespread in all strata of society.
Defectors say that youngsters at an elite school in Chongjin, North Hamgyong Province attended by the children of senior officials were caught by security officers having sex acts while watching a porn video under the influence of the drug. Widespread drug use has also been reported at major universities such as Pyongyang University of Foreign Studies and Kim Chaek University of Technology.
North Korean sources say many security officers are themselves in thrall to the highly addictive drug.
Rumors say that at an officers' school under the North Korean Army near the border area, senior officers are enticing female soldiers under their command to use the drug and siphoning off the school's food to raise money for drugs.
Many officials of the State Security Department, the key North Korean agency charged with protecting the regime, are drug abusers themselves, sources claim, and reportedly work themselves up into frenzies of violence under the influence.
Instead of disposing of drugs they confiscate, officials either use them themselves or make money selling them on.
Some North Koreans allegedly use drugs as currency, with high school students exchanging them as birthday gifts and people even giving them as wedding presents.
The drugs in circulation are made in the North. The North reportedly began producing them in the early 1980s to earn the hard currency for the regime.
But crackdowns abroad have made export more difficult, especially in China, so the drugs are now sold in the North itself.
Once the taboo was broken, drugs became rampant. Even scientists at academies of sciences have begun secretly making drugs in their laboratories to earn money on the side as the economy goes from bad to worse.
A former senior North Korean official who recently defected to South Korea said the number of drug addicts has soared since a botched currency reform in late 2009.
A rumor among senior officials in Pyongyang in recent days is that Kim Jong-il's younger sister Kyong-hui is among the addicts, and Kim father and son too use the drug
Dictators and communist should all commit mass suicide to make the world a much better place.
Hard for me to understand...
I thought these people were nearly starving...
seems they would just be happy to have a biscuit or something...
Would explain a whole lot. ;-)
What comes around, goes around. I’d like to see Chia Head and #1 son do a load and play Russian Roulette with a fully loaded gun.
So...San Francisco, but with GUNS? And straight, instead. And no blue hair.
that would mean the Democratic party, the unions, and the mass of news media we have being “fair in reporting” aka the three letter news corps.
Damn it we would have to save the sanitation workers union to help clean up..
oh wait a minute, nopes, let them follow suit, I am sure we can clean up after them, just like we do now...
Well, the stuff is an appetite suppressant.
China is 100% responsible for the disaster that is North Korea.
Hey Tiger do you think Chia Pet doing Meth or Chia Chub his son
It’s amazing that the Norks can spend so much money on Meth, nuclear weapons, missile technology and midget submarines, while they perpetually starve to death.
The pain of living there must be unbearable. They would be happy to have a biscuit but there aren’t any. You can hardly blame people looking for a moment of escape.
Next thing you know, they’ll start wearing mullets, living in trailers, and driving broken-down old El Caminos.
Read a book by a defector who claims people there are eating tree bark and grass to survive. How do they have the funds to get this stuff?
I could imagine we seeing photo of Chia Pet cooking the meth LOL!
Makes the grub and tree-bark soup with a side of roasted sticks taste better.
I have heard that North Korean diplomats routinely traffic narcotics, including methamphetamine in their diplomatic pouches to raise hard cash for the regime. Factories inside the country make the stuff, as well as counterfeit currency to launder in, and undermine foreign countries.
Probably easier to get meth than food. The government might even make it easier to get meth so that folks won't realize they're hungry. If they're sufficiently drugged, they won't think about rebelling.