Portugal: Delivery vans helping to tackle drug epidemic

Vans delivering illegal drug substitutes in Portugal are now seeing a huge increase in demand during the coronavirus pandemic.

The van, containing supplies of methadone, is part of Portugal’s answer to a heroin epidemic going back 20 years.

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In This Story: Portugal

Portugal is a southern European country on the Iberian Peninsula, bordering Spain. Its location on the Atlantic Ocean has influenced many aspects of its culture: salt cod and grilled sardines are national dishes, the Algarve’s beaches are a major destination and much of the nation’s architecture dates to the 1500s–1800s, when Portugal had a powerful maritime empire. 

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