“Crispy” drug, mix of cocaine and marijuana, becoming popular in Panama

Posted on June 15, 2012 • Filed under: Drug Activity, Organized Crime, Panama

“Crispy,” a new drug consisting of marijuana buds and coca leaves, is rising in popularity in Panama. According to Critica en Linea, Colombian drug traffickers were the first to introduce crispy into the country. Those involved in the trade have explained that the drug was intended to be sold in Jamaica, Europe and the United States because of its higher value and stronger effects. However, it is rising in popularity in Panama, where many people begin using drugs at the age of 12-14. Officials say its popularity has risen because of international relations between traffickers. Currently, the drug is not distributed as widely as cocaine or marijuana, but is more addicting than either of the two drugs alone. Read Article

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