Mexicancartels and criminals are the leading producers of illegal synthetic drugs. This shift is fuelling the latest phase in America’s opioid crisis.
00:00 - The growing market of illicit synthetic drugs 01:05 - Mexico’s booming production of illegal fentanyl 02:22 - The third wave of America's opioid crisis 03:56 - What are the costs of illicit fentanyl production? 04:53 - How is illegal fentanyl manufactured? 05:33 - What is China’s role? 06:51 - How dangerous is producing fentanyl? 07:53 - Why have cartels turned to fentanyl? 09:33 - Why are fentanyl pills so popular? 11:39 - The gig economy and illicit drug production 12:51 - How is fentanyl production democratising Mexico’s drug market?
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