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Debbie is an NK News contributor based in Seoul, currently studying Politics and International Relations at the University of Warwick
SEOUL – Despite official denials, drug abuse has seen a recent upswing in North Korea, suggesting a loosening of government control.
The problem is particularly severe in the North Korea-China border regions, as illegal drugs manufactured near the cities of Hamheung, Nampo and Sunchon are now being sold to the outer districts at an alarming pace.