Monday, February 12, 2018
Reggie Yates: Ice in Australia
As I've said before, Reggie Yates is worth listening to. Episode four in the second series of Outside Man takes a look at Ice in Australia also known as crystal meth. We do have crystal meth here in Canada and I just want to emphasis that ice or crystal meth is not speed. It is similar in that it is an amphetamine but crystal meth is made with Drano. The harmful effects on the mind and body are profound. It is a very bad drug and is insanely addictive.
Reggie interviews several individuals who are addicted to ice and follows one young mother that goes into rehab. You can see the heart wrenching difficulty overcoming that addiction really is. They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. As prevention is one of the Four Pillars, I would have to agree. The young mother who goes into rehab described having a psychotic episode while on ice. The counselor in rehab explained that is very common with ice addicts and sometimes the psychosis can be permanent.
Without pointing fingers at who is bringing the drug into the country and where it is coming from, it is worth pausing to look at how harmful and how challenging this drug really is. Time Magazine did an expose on ice in Australia. The Daily Mail did an article about a women who is educating school kids on the harmful effects of ice. Cracks in the Ice is a go to website about the drug.
Locally, Larry Amero was charged with importing two tons of precursor chemicals for making crystal meth into Australia after 650 kg of pseudoephedrine was seized. Sadly he got off those charges due to trial delays. As I've previously reported, a lot of ice or crystal meth is made in Myanmar for the CIA. In the struggle between good verses evil, the CIA is on the wrong side.
In 1980 the CIA crashed the Nugan Hand bank in Australia through money laundering tied to it's drug trafficking in the Golden Triangle. In 2015 the Sydney Herald reported that Michael Hand was found living in the United States. No big surprise.