Crystal Meth Is North Korea’s Trendiest Lunar New Year’s Gift

Mike Ives, writing for The New York Times:

Like many across East Asia, North Koreans have been exchanging presents this month to celebrate the Lunar New Year. But rather than tea, sweets or clothing, some in this impoverished, isolated country are giving the gift of crystal meth.

Simply amazing. Methamphetamine, although still quite illegal under North Korean law, is so commonplace that everyday people are gifting it to each other.