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Breaking Kim Jong Un: How North Korea became a meth hub

SEOUL — Extradited from Thailand, the five suspects appeared before a New York court last month to face charges of a sensational plot: smuggling crystal meth from enemy number one, North Korea. It comes in the form of “Ice,” the powerful, smokable type that delivers a near-immediate jolt to the brain. The drug is primarily made for export, ferried through China and, from there, distributed around the world — including, prosecutors contend, to the US.
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