Thursday, November 16, 2006
Crystal Meth Crumbling Euro?
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About 1,500 banknotes have crumbled after being withdrawn from cash machines, German banking officials say.
Much of Germany's supply of crystal methamphetamine is believed to come from eastern Europe, and has a high concentration of sulphates.
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