Share this article

Unlike the manufacture of heroin and cocaine, the manufacture of synthetic drugs is not geographically constrained, as the process does not involve the extraction of active constituents from plants that have to be cultivated in certain conditions for them to grow. Yet any analysis of the synthetic drugs market is complicated by the fact that information on synthetic drug manufacture is limited, which prevents the estimation of the volume of such drugs being manufactured worldwide. Nevertheless, data on seizures and use suggest that the supply of synthetic drugs is expanding.

Global Synthetic Drugs Assessment, 2017

Download PDF
Share this article

Similar articles

Amped for Amphetamines
Blog 06 January 2014
World Drug Report 2005
Repository 20 December 2005
World Drug Report 2004
Repository 20 December 2004