What illegal drugs are popular in Nicaragua?
This topic is inspired by comments in http://www.nicaliving.com/node/20267. From my personal observations and input from some people I have talked with in the National Police, at least in Northern Nicaragua there is no huge drug sale/use problems, at least compared to what I am familiar with back in the US.
Virtually all the arrests I have factual information about have been for relatively small amounts of marijuana and crack and virtually no other drugs. By relatively small amounts, I mean a local retailing to a user. No drug factories, no high-profile organizations and such.
Marijuana is, well, just a weed and growing and marketing is easy. Cocaine seems to be something that gets into Nicaragua not by demand but because bales of it wash up on the beaches of the Atlantic. The post I pointed to is the first time I had even heard meth mentioned with regard to Nicaragua.
I would expect cocaine is popular in areas where there are more Gringos because they are going to be used to using it and more likely to have the money to buy it. But, again, in the north, if someone classifies the area as having serious drug problems, I cannot think of the right word for describing most major US cities.