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Latest update : 2012-11-20

Germany struggles to cope with surge in 'Crystal meth'

Methamphetamine, or "Crystal meth" as it is more commonly known, is being branded the world's most dangerous drug. Widely used in the United States, over the past two years it has become a lot more common in countries like Germany, especially since the Czech Republic changed its drug laws. Border police are struggling to cope with the number of Germans crossing the border to stock up on the life-threatening substance.

By Anne MAILLIET , Jessica SALTZ

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