Jan 19, 2021 Last Updated 9:30 AM, Jan 19, 2021

ICE AGE

METHAMPHETAMINE has raised the red flag higher as more raids and discoveries take place in the hub of the Pacific.

Border control agencies and police fear the islands are not only a transit point but also a manufacturing one for the drug’s growing domestic market.

The United Nations regional representative for the Office of Drug and Crime for South East Asia and the Pacific, Jeremy Douglas, said they had been following the latest arrests in Fiji and Tonga with a lot of interest and warned that the Pacific islands were not ready to face an explosion of such a drug pandemic.

Methamphetamine, more commonly known as ice, is manufactured in the laboratory using an elaborate process that involves cooking, causes sleeplessness for days on end and gives a false sense of reality.

Its health, mental and associated social problems across the globe have come with a big bill for governments and it was spreading to our shores.

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