Feds Stop North Korean Meth ‘Floodgate’ Into New York

A North Korean flag. (Photo: Wikimedia)

A North Korean flag. (Photo: Wikimedia)

Is Walter White working out of North Korea?

According to federal authorities, five men were arrested in New York this week for attempting to bring over 200 pounds of methamphetamine from the dictatorial regime into the Empire State. (Mirroring the quality of “Blue Magic” meth produced in Breaking Bad, the illegal drugs seized “had a purity of over 99%,” according to the indictment.)

The five men–whose nationalities include the United Kingdom, China and the Philippines–were arrested in Thailand in September and were extradited to the United States yesterday evening, where they were arrested by U.S. authorities.

“Methamphetamine is a dangerous, potentially deadly drug, whatever its origin. If it ends up in our neighborhoods, the threat it poses to public health is grave whether it is produced in New York, elsewhere in the U.S., or in North Korea,” Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara declared in a statement today announcing the arrests.

“This investigation shows our determination to close a potential floodgate of supply,” Mr. Bharara added.

View the indictment below: