China’s growing appetite for a different luxury goods: illegal drugs

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John Lee, head of Customs Drug Investigation Bureau, speaks in front of packs of cocaine seized in Hong Kong on July 6, 2012. (Bobby Yip/Reuters)

An exponential curve seems to describe most things in modern China — cars, housing, Louis Vuitton handbags, ice cream, iPads. It also describes the growth of drug use and addicts. Only 25 years ago, narcotics and illicit drug use were nearly unheard of.

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