“Tunnels are just one among an arsenal of tricks that have been used to get drugs from A to B, from submarines and carrier pigeons to crates of chili peppers and cocaine-molded tea sets. This innovation is spurred by an unwritten law of the current global drug economy: The better a country is at bolstering its borders and limiting the drug trade, the more interested the most successful traffickers will be. Why? Because better border enforcement means higher risk, and also higher profits.” That’s how things have worked until now. But we’re seeing a rise of illegal (and often, much more dangerous) synthetic drugs that can be purchased on the internet and delivered via the mail. And if that doesn’t work, your drug dealer can just whip up a batch for you where ever you are. Vice: Synthetic Drugs Will Change the Global Drug Trade Forever.