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Tighter EU controls of methamphetamine and heroine precursors


Stronger controls on drug precursors used in heroin and methamphetamine production have been proposed by the Commission today. Drug precursors are legal chemicals contained in a wide range of products, including pharmaceuticals, perfumes and plastics, but which can also be illegally diverted to produce narcotics. Algirdas Šemeta, Commissioner for Taxation, Customs, Anti-fraud and Audit, said: " Everything possible must be done to thwart the efforts of illegal drug producers. Today's proposal reinforces Customs' contribution to tackling illicit drug production, for the benefit of all EU society, citizens and businesses."


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