An overview of illegal and high-risk goods
At a global level, there has been an increase in the production as well as the misuse of new psychoactive substances. From 2009 to mid-2012, the number of these substances reported by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, escalated from 166 to 251 – an increase of more than 50%!
Reported psychoactive substances
With the evolving nature of new psychoactive substances, it is important to stay informed of the risks they bring. Here are a few that the card networks have been keeping a close eye on.