How much per dose?

July 22, 2011

Mexico seizes over 800 tonnes of meth chemicals

If the seized chemicals were processed in a sophisticated lab they could yield nearly 3.5 million doses, which would have a street value in the United States of nearly $28 billion, Islas calculated on the basis of current market prices.

I think someone needs to brush up on their math skills, this would be $8,000 a dose, and that would solve the addiction problem.


The problem wasn’t our math skills, it was the basic numbers we used. We should have said nearly 350 million doses, not 3.5 million.

That’s where the problem occurred. We corrected: GBU Editor

A soldier stands guard as members of a forensic team, in chemical protective clothing, prepare to enter a warehouse used to store chemicals for illicit drug processing at an industrial park in Queretaro July 20, 2011. REUTERS/Demian Chavez

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