17 November 2006
The cost of meth
In Europe, at least, you can see it with your own two eyes:
Users of the drug crystal methamphetamine may be causing euro banknotes to disintegrate, German police have told Der Spiegel magazine.
Sulphates used in the production of the drug could form sulphuric acid when mixed with human sweat, they say, causing banknotes to corrode.
Drug users sniff powdered crystals through rolled up banknotes.
About 1,500 banknotes have crumbled after being withdrawn from cash machines, German banking officials say.
Advantage: cocaine, which sticks to your currency without dissolving it.
(Via Lemuel Kolkava.)Posted at 6:20 AM to Dyssynergy