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India's role in illicit synthetic drug trade draws closer scrutiny

Reports shed light on how cartels rely on supplies from across Asia

Plastic bags of fentanyl are displayed by U.S. Customs at Chicago's O'Hare airport in 2017.   © Reuters

ISTANBUL -- India is coming under the spotlight as a supplier of chemicals for illicit synthetic drugs like fentanyl and methamphetamine, although China is still believed to be the top source.

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