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Purple Drank Is So Popular In The US It’s Now Smuggled By Drug Cartels

Sizzurp. Purple Drank. Oil. Lean. We’ve all heard of the stuff (probably partially  thanks to rappers like Lil Wayne, Future and Soulja Boy). But did you know that in the US, demand for a particular brand of cough syrup used in the drink is so high that Mexican cartels are smuggling a knock-off version into Texas and selling it for thousands?

It sounds absolutely crazy because it absolutely is. But as we see in ‘The Lean Scene’, an episode of Viceland’s hard-hitting docuseries Black Market, the underground economy of syrup smuggling is alive and thriving. To understand how and why the demand for Actavis — a prescription-strength codeine and promethazine cough syrup…

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