September 04, 2020
Despite Pandemic and Border Closures, Drug Smugglers Try to Reach Australian Shores
By Joshua Mcdonald
COVID-19 has seen drug prices jump even higher, making Australia a lucrative market if smugglers can reach it.
June 05, 2019
Japan Arrests 7 Chinese Suspects in Record Drug Smuggling Bust
By Mari Yamaguchi
In just one seizure, Japanese authorities found enough drugs to match the usual annual total.
May 02, 2019
Vietnam and the Mekong’s Synthetic Drug Epidemic
By Hai Thanh Luong
Mainland Southeast Asia remains a hotspot for illegal drug manufacturing, and Vietnam is emerging as a transit hub.
September 14, 2017
War, Drugs, and Peace: Afghanistan and Myanmar
By Austin Bodetti
The illegal drug trade is sabotaging peace in Afghanistan and Myanmar alike.
December 10, 2016
Asia Is in the Grip of a Transnational Crime Crisis
By Roderic Broadhurst
Yet governments are looking the other way.
August 20, 2016
US Donates $12 Million Worth of Equipment to Tajikistan Border Guards
By Casey Michel
Including $3 million dollars worth of Jeep Wranglers.
March 07, 2016
2 Killed in Skirmish on Tajik-Afghan Border
By Catherine Putz
The question remains: Terrorists or drug smugglers?
January 22, 2015
Australian Pair Facing Execution in Indonesia
By Helen Clark
What implications would the executions have for relations between the two neighbors?