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Tag: Breaking Bad

5 Extradited in Plot to Smuggle N. Korean ‘Breaking Bad’ Quality Meth into U.S.

By Michael Winter
USA Today

Five foreigners extradited from Thailand to New York have been charged with conspiring to smuggle Breaking Bad-quality methamphetamine that was produced in North Korea, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday.

The suspects — two from Britain and one each from Taiwan, the Philippines and Slovakia — were arrested in September as part of a sting operation that nabbed a former U.S. sniper instructor nicknamed “Rambo,” the alleged mastermind of a plot to import narcotics and kill a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent. They arrived in the United States on Tuesday night and were due in court Wednesday

U.S. authorities said two men — Ye Tiong Tan Lim and Kelly Allan Reyes Peralta — belonged to a Hong Kong crime syndicate that supplied the 99%-pure meth produced in North Korea. Last year, authorities in Thailand and the Philippines seized 30 kilograms — more than 60 pounds. That led to the DEA sting, during which the suspects allegedly agreed to provide confidential informants with 100 kilos of Hermit Kingdom meth that would be smuggled across the Pacific.

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How Realistic is Breaking Bad? Show Creators Consult with Experts in Chemistry, Government

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Fans of Breaking Bad, a breathtaking show on AMC about a suburban meth dealer, have long praised it for its authenticity and seemingly strong sense of chemistry. 

Turns out, reports The Dallas Morning News, show leaders have been consulting with a chemist at the University of Oklahoma.

The show also uses an unnamed government agent to keep the show realistic, The Dallas Morning News reported.

“[Because] Walter White was talking to his students, I was able to dumb down certain moments of description and dialogue in the early episodes which held me until we had some help from some honest-to-god chemists, said show creator Vince Gilligan. We have a [chemist] named Dr. Donna Nelson at the University of Oklahoma who is very helpful to us and vets our scripts to make sure our chemistry dialogue is accurate and up to date. We also have a chemist with the Drug Enforcement Association based out of Dallas who has just been hugely helpful to us.”

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