Global SMART Update 2022 Vol.27

The Global SMART Update provides regular brief reports on emerging patterns and trends related to synthetic drugs.

Ketamine is a psychoactive substance with stimulant and dissociate effects used in human and veterinary medicine as an anaesthetic. Recent information on its non-medical use points to a possible expansion driven by large-scale illicit manufacture and novel forms of presentation of drug products containing the substance, such as “happy water”, “k powdered milk” or “tuci” (“pink cocaine”). This Global SMART Update explores how drug traffickers introduce new ketamine-related products, including to new user groups and geographic areas, while sophisticated large-scale clandestine manufacture has been detected and new trafficking routes have been discovered.

UN document ID number: N/A
Publication date: December 2022
Number of pages: 12
File type: PDF
Languages: English, Spanish