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Pharmaceutical Giants Caught Supplying Cartels With Tons of Bulk Ingredients to Produce Meth


Prosecutors in Belgium have recently announced that executives with pharmaceutical companies based in the country will be charged with knowingly providing drug cartels with prescription drugs that were used to manufacture methamphetamine.

The companies are accused of providing the Mexican drug kingpin Ezio Figueroa Vazquez with several tons of ephedrine, knowing that it would be used in the production of methamphetamine.

Prosecutors have said that there are seven executives who were charged with crimes, but they have not named these executives or the companies that they represent. However, Reuters uncovered that Sterop and Andacon are two of the three companies involved in the charges.

The companies claim that they had no clue who was buying the drugs, but prosecutors say that they have evidence proving that the executives had full knowledge of what they were involved in. The evidence reportedly includes email and phone surveillance.

“The company made two shipments of two million pills containing pseudoephedrine in 2006. These medicines were freely available then. My clients delivered to a reliable commercial partner and had no idea of the inappropriate use of the drugs,a representative of Andacon said.

Prosecutors spokesman Eric Van Der Sypt said that Ezio Figueroa Vazquez received large shipments of ephedrine from these companies between 2006 and 2011, which cost an estimated 360 million euros.

As we reported last month, according to neuroscientist Dr. Carl Hart, the top big pharma drug Adderall is nearly identical to crystal meth. Not only are these drugs similar, but it also seems that big pharma is the source of the cartel’s needed supply.

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This arrangement makes sense because the only place to get massive quantities of a substance like ephedrine would be a pharmaceutical company, and most of these companies don’t really care who their customers are, especially if they are making millions of dollars on the deal.

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  • Gary M. Marino

    BULLSHIT. Adderall is Nothing like Meth. Regular amphetamine is about as potent as a strong cup of coffee and actually has the reverse effect on children under 12 – It actually calms them down…

    • David McClelland

      BULLSHIT. If regular amphetamine is “about as potent as a strong cup of coffee”, you’ve been taking too much amphetamine for too long. And if it were so, wouldn’t it make more sense to give kids coffee instead of amphetamines? Much cheaper and safer. Quit huffing the lighter fluid, and stop trying to insult people’s intelligence with your stupid bullshit

      • jack

        i wouldnt say that it’s as strong as a cup of coffee,maybe a pot of coffee, but if taken as directed and not abused, you shouldn’t be whacked out of your mind on one pill!..

      • Anthony

        i aggree david. this assclown has no idea what he is talking about

    • Michael Helgeson

      I’m over 12 and amphetamines have an adverse effect on me age doesn’t have Jack to do with it. Unless your trying to set up a defense for the felonies your odvously headed for. And FYI adderall = salt amphetamine combo d. Uh huh. For instant release pill form. But the controlled release capsule = dextromethamphetamine. And pharmaceutical grade at that. Hmmmmmm….. Looks like some buddy better learn diff between fact and twacked out child abusing opinion

  • dudedavel

    Why is the meth blue? Is “Breaking Bad” their only source of methamphetamine pictures?

  • Russell Smith

    Nearly pure Meth is only Blue on Breaking Bad (which was,i fact, rock candy dyed blue with food coloring).

    • Chung Cuc

      This story sounds similar to Breaking Bad.

  • Witchwindy

    Depending on what chemicals are used by the clandestine “cook” to prepare meth, it appears opaque and is from white to light brown in color with just about every variation in between those two colors. It is never translucent or transparent and it is never blue. Since the pharmaceutical companies are providing the chemicals the meth the cartels produce is most likely white before the dealer start adding “cut” (fillers, adulterants) to it, they do this to make up more packets to sell, so they make more money. The end buyer had best hope none of the “cut” was something dangerous or deadly.

    • Staxinoz

      whats blue…you idiot

      • Witchwindy

        Uh, YOU must be color blind, the substance in the baggie in the photo is blue; btw, I’m far from an idiot, but you are rude!

        • william vanbergen

          yea,your totally right Witchwindy…and2 staxinoz,damn,why would you say something like that2Witchwindy,you fuckin infadel??,huh?thats just plain rude…she is right

  • Flying Gabriel

    Yet they still manage to kill more annually with their prescription drugs. Better marketing I suppose. Pretty fucked up though eh?

  • maam2u

    It must be true if it’s also on reuters…. i suppose. no update in sight there though. this was back in the spring of 2016. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-belgium-mexico-drugs-idUSKCN0WB1J7

  • Gary M. Marino

    BULLSHIT. JUNK SCIENCE. Adderall and Meth are Completely Different. And the effects of regular amphetamine on p children is different than it is on Adults. In prepubescent teens, Amphetamine (Adderall) has a Calming effect. If older people are abusing it, that’s another story. I was a child with ADHD who was treated with Adderall… It worked wonders.

    • Ann

      You are wrong. Ask any Chemistry major, organic and inorganic, and they will tell you the same thing. Addrell is 1 molecule away from meth. Do your research dude, not that hard.

      • Gary M. Marino

        I AM A Chemist. Amphetamines have a calming effect on prepubescent children. That is the Big Difference. they do ot work the same way as they do for adults. It is when People who it is Not prescribed for get their hands on them, that it is a Problem.

      • Gary M. Marino

        I took Adderall as a child and it worked wonders.

    • Tim Stark

      doesn’t show.