Apparently 20,000 North Koreans are addicted to Philopon, 50,000 are addicted to Opium. Of the 23 million, 3% of North Koreans are dependent on drugs. This is no doubt an extremely high rate. This all started when North Korea, desperate to solve its cash woes due to ongoing isolation from the rest of the world, reportedly ordered its foreign diplomats in numerous embassies, including one in Eastern Europe, to sell illegal drugs on the streets. Diplomats were sent abroad with 44 pounds of drugs and told to raise currency. There is no country like North Korea that organizes drug production.