Illegal Drug Labs – A gallery

Clandestine heroin laboratory

Clandestine Drug Labs

Illegal drug labs come in all shapes and sizes. Larger, more professional, operations are usually run by organised criminal gangs producing for wholesale distribution on the black market, while smaller set-ups are run by individual chemists working clandestinely for private circles, or simply out of intellectual curiosity.

With the continuing popularity of the American television series ‘Breaking Bad’ (depicting a fictional foray into clandestine methamphetamine manufacture) raising public interest in such labs, we’ve put together this gallery from around the globe. From the heavily funded and fiercely guarded jungle camps of South American cartel cocaine production, to smaller scale amateur meth operations and home DMT extractions, underground chemists are everywhere…