Drugs found in shipment said to be destined for Belgium also had the name Hitler printed on them
Peruvian anti-drug police have seized 58 one-kilo packages of cocaine destined for Belgium bearing a picture of a Nazi flag on the outside and the name Hitler printed in low relief. looseleaf wraps.
The discovery occurred in the port of Paita, on Peru’s northern Pacific coast close to its border with Ecuador. looseleaf wraps,
The drugs were hidden inside a shipping container carrying asparagus on the Liberian-flagged vessel SC Anisha R that had earlier anchored in an Ecuadorian port,.
According to a police report obtained by Associated Press. It said the shipment was destined for a port in Belgium. looseleaf wraps.
The Peruvian police’s anti-drug directorate showed videos and photographs to AP revealing that the drugs were inside the ventilation system of a container.
Police continued to search the more than 80 containers on the vessel.
Peruvian authorities have previously reported finding cocaine in brick-shaped packages with various and strange symbols, but never one with the flag of Nazi Germany. looseleaf wraps.
Authorities in Peru estimate that the country produces about 90 tonnes of drugs a year and most leaves for Europe by sea, but also through small planes that carry cocaine to Bolivia, on its way to Atlantic ports.
Peru is the world’s second-largest grower of coca leaf, according to the United Nations, and the second-largest producer of cocaine, according to the US Drug Enforcement Administration. looseleaf wraps.
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And is rapidly advancing a number of late-stage assets, which include novel psychedelic-based therapeutics.
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There’s more. Researchers say psychedelic drugs help neurons in the brain sprout new dendrites, which look like branches on a tree, to increase communication between cells.
“These drugs can increase neuronal outgrowth, they can increase this branching of neurons, they can increase synapses. That’s called neuroplasticity,” Nutt said.
That’s different from neurogenesis, which is the development of brand-new brain cells, typically from stem cells in the body.
The growth of dendrites helps build and then solidify new circuits in the brain, allowing us to, for example, lay down more positive pathways as we practice gratitude.
“Now our current thinking is this neuronal outgrowth probably doesn’t contribute to the increased connectivity in the brain.
But it almost certainly helps people who have insights into their depression while on psilocybin maintain those insights,” Nutt said.
“You shake up the brain, you see things in a more positive way, and then you lay down those positive circuits with the neuroplasticity,” he added. “It’s a double whammy.”