Czech Republic is the EU country with the highest number of illegal methamphetamine laboratories


The head of the anti-drug squad, Jakub Frydrych, said on Tuesday that 340 illegal methamphetamine laboratories were uncovered in the Czech Republic last year. That is the highest number in any EU country, and according to Frydrych, the actual number is likely much higher. The anti-drug squad supports a change of law that would limit sale of pseudo-ephedrine in pharmacies, a substance that is a crucial ingredient in the production of methamphetamine. Neighboring countries such as Germany and Poland already limit the sale of the substance. Frydrych said that introducing strict limitations on the sale of the prescription drug would send a signal to the Czech Republic’s European neighbors that the country is taking serious steps to cut down on illegal methamphetamine production.