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India meth problem grows as criminals tap chemical hub

By Agence France-Presse in Mumbai, India ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-07-31 06:58:46

The teenager sits quietly in a Mumbai rehab clinic, a victim of India's emerging fad for the drug crystal meth, which experts say is spurred by loopholes in the country's giant chemical industry.

"It made me feel powerful," said the 19-year-old undergraduate student, who began taking the drug with friends at college last year and was soon snorting up to 40 lines of the dangerous stimulant in a single session.

"We would just sit and keep doing it," he said, declining to be named as he recovers from his addiction.

India meth problem grows as criminals tap chemical hub

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