RIGA - Demand for synthetic drugs such as ecstasy and LSD has risen dramatically throughout Europe in the last 10 years, presenting the authorities with difficult legal and technological challenges to fight them. At a conference held in Riga Oct. 1 and 2, Latvian and French experts put a few more barriers in the path of their spread.According to Dr. Janis Strazdins, director of the EU Phare multicountry fight-against-drugs program that organized the meeting, most synthetic drugs available in Latvia are imported. However, two cases where local production has been attempted have the authori...
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