Australia Suffering Methamphetamine Pandemic

Australia is in the grip of an ice pandemic akin to problems caused by crack cocaine in the US, the head of the Australian Crime Commission says. The ACC chief executive, Chris Dawson, said amphetamine-type stimulant drugs including ice were being seized in record quantities by border authorities and they were having a major impact nationwide."We're intentionally using the term pandemic in terms of ice," Dawson told reporters in Melbourne on Tuesday.

"It's akin to the cocaine crack problem in the USA and we're seeing the prevalence of ice and methylamphetamine as a major scourge in our nation.