The main precursor chemical
used to produce heroin is acetic anhydride, a substance that is also widely used in legitimate industry.
Mere possession of a precursor chemical
or an essential chemical is not equivalent to possession or manufacture of dangerous drugs.
Under the existing counternarcotics law, Afghanistan maintains a Drug Regulation Committee (DRC) to monitor and regulate the licit precursor chemical
China's geographical location, vast land area, massive population, and expanding economy have all contributed to it becoming a hub for illicit drug consumption, drug and precursor chemical
production and trafficking, and money laundering activities.
Global demand for methamphetamine precursors has given rise to precursor chemical
entrepreneurs in India who are retooling commercial chemical factories to produce illicit quantities of ephedrine and methamphetamine.
Most large scale manufacturers in Mexico now use a production process known as P-2-P (from the precursor chemical
'Enugu State Command of the Agency had intercepted 100 kilogrammes of Ephedrine, a precursor chemical
for the production of methamphetamine.
He further assured that China being the world's largest producer of precursor chemical
would make its best efforts to counter illicit use and trafficking of chemicals, especially routing to the Pakistani border.
Police officers found the shabu stashed in a box, the bullets and a suitcase containing 385 pieces of a foil-wrapped substance, believed to be a precursor chemical
used in the manufacture of illegal drugs.
The statute lists actions by foreign countries on the following issues as relevant to evaluating performance under the 1988 UN Drug Convention: illicit cultivation, production, distribution, sale, transport and financing, and money laundering, asset seizure, extradition, mutual legal assistance, law enforcement and transit cooperation, precursor chemical
control, and demand reduction.
The US and European Union (EU), for example, both have strict registration programmes requiring all legitimate precursor chemical
producers, suppliers and buyers to be registered; their chemicals cleared for legitimate uses; and obliging them to report suspicious behaviour regarding precursor sales to national authorities, much like financial institutions are obligated to report suspicious transactions.