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Why Are North Korean Workers Given Drugs To Speed Up Construction Process?

We all have got targets in our lives. They may be daily, weekly or monthly targets. And we all are human beings who perhaps have to get tired after a specific period of time. And what do we do to keep ourselves up and keep going? Coffee? Wash our face?

In the case of a student, good results can drive you while in the case of a worker, money can push you. 

But what if people ask you to start feeding yourselves with drugs? 

Why Are North Korean Workers Given Drugs To Speed Up Construction Process?

Why Are North Korean Workers Given Drugs To Speed Up Construction Process?

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According to a report from Radio Free Asia, project managers in Pyongyang have resorted to openly provide builders with drugs to feed the workers.

According to a report from Radio Free Asia, project managers in Pyongyang have resorted to openly provide builders with drugs to feed the workers.

But why?

Construction crews in Pyongyang are under pressure to complete more than a project before the season changes.

Construction crews in Pyongyang are under pressure to complete more than a project before the season changes.

The project consists of a 70-floor skyscraper and more than 60 apartment blocks.

They are given crystal meth.

They are given crystal meth.

It is a methamphatamine-based drug, given in the hope that it will speed up the construction project.

The effects of crystal meth last for 12 hours.

The effects of crystal meth last for 12 hours.

When sorted or inhaled, it gives you increased energy levels and a suppressed appetite.

The North Korean Government wants to finish these buildings to somehow prove that they are a developed country.

The North Korean Government wants to finish these buildings to somehow prove that they are a developed country.

Is it illegal?

Is it illegal?

It is a Class A drug in the UK, so it is illegal to have for yourself, give away or sell. Possessing or supplying can get you up to the prison and an unlimited fine.

But what would you expect from a government that's probably running a widespread heroin trafficking operation for the past 30-odd years?

 But what would you expect from a government that’s probably running a 
widespread heroin trafficking operation for the past 30-odd years?

North Korea has been producing methamphetamine to increase its funds since the 1970s.

As the production and sale of opium declined in the early 2000s, methamphetamine became even more widespread. 

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