Merchants Of Madness

Author: Bertil Lintner
Editor: Silkworm Books
ISBN: 1628402520
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For decades, Southeast Asia’s Golden Triangle—where the borders of Thailand, Laos, and Burma intersect—has been infamous for its opium and heroin production. But then, in the 1990s, the drug gangs in the Golden Triangle began to produce methamphetamine, a synthetic drug that does not depend on any unreliable crop such as the opium poppy. In Thailand the drug has become known as yaba, “madness drug” or “madness medicine.” Unlike heroin, which is a “downer,” yaba—or speed—is an “upper” that makes those who take it hyperactive and often aggressive. It has led to murders, stabbings, and the kidnapping of innocent people. It breaks down the users mentally as well as physically. It is a real “madness drug.” But who are the merchants of this madness? This book provides the answer. It is based on extensive research, spanning several decades and including a collection of first-hand accounts of the drug trade from law enforcement officers and intelligence officials alike, as well as sources close to the drug traffickers themselves. This book will lead to a better understanding of the Golden Triangle drug trade, how it all began, and how it has grown to become a multi-billion dollar criminal enterprise.
Methamphetamine
Language: en
Pages: 296
Authors: Ralph Weisheit, Whilliam L. White
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-08-19 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

The definitive book on the impact of methamphetamine on individuals, communities, and society by two of America's leading addiction and criminal justice experts. In recent years, the media have inundated us with coverage of the horrors that befall methamphetamine users, and the fires, explosions, and toxic waste created by meth
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Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Kim Etingoff
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-02 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Meth, speed, chalk, glass, yaba, ice. Whatever you call it, methamphetamine has become one of the most abused and dangerous drugs in the world. It can be made in home labs from easily obtained ingredients, and its use crosses economic and social barriers. Urban or rural communities, it doesn't matter.
Secrets of Methamphetamine Manufacture 8th Edition
Language: en
Pages: 225
Authors: Uncle Fester
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-03-01 - Publisher: Festering Publications

The best book ever written in the field of clandestine chemistry has just gotten better in a new 8th edition. I have trained the champions of the field of clandestine chemistry for over 20 years, and this book gives the new techniques required for this constantly evolving field. I have
Merchants of Madness
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Bertil Lintner, Michael Black
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-01-05 - Publisher: Silkworm Books

For decades, Southeast Asia’s Golden Triangle—where the borders of Thailand, Laos, and Burma intersect—has been infamous for its opium and heroin production. But then, in the 1990s, the drug gangs in the Golden Triangle began to produce methamphetamine, a synthetic drug that does not depend on any unreliable crop such
Methamphetamine
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Randi Mehling, D. J. Triggle
Categories: Methamphetamine
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Infobase Publishing

Presents the history and physical properties of methamphetamine, physiological effects of the drug, use among teens, information about addiction and recovery, and the legal ramifications of involvement with the drug.