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1B Meth Pills: East, Southeast Asia Drug Industry Hits Ominous Peak
May 30, 2022

1B Meth Pills: East, Southeast Asia Drug Industry Hits Ominous Peak

By Grant Peck
The U.N. drug agency claims that last year's seizures of methamphetamine were seven times higher than the amount seized 10 years ago.

Golden Triangle Gambling Zone the World’s ‘Worst’ SEZ, Group Says
March 30, 2022

Golden Triangle Gambling Zone the World’s ‘Worst’ SEZ, Group Says

By Sebastian Strangio
The Golden Triangle SEZ has been credibly accused of involvement in human trafficking, narcotics smuggling, and the trade in endangered wildlife products.
Laos Seizes Record Meth Haul Amid Regional Production Boom
July 16, 2021

Laos Seizes Record Meth Haul Amid Regional Production Boom

By Sebastian Strangio
This week's 17 million tablet haul amounts to nearly the entire recorded seizures for last year.

New Highs in Narcotics From Myanmar Flooding Assam
June 22, 2021

New Highs in Narcotics From Myanmar Flooding Assam

By Rajeev Bhattacharya
Brown sugar, Heroin no 4 and Yaba top the narcotics flowing into India from Myanmar

Chinese Casino Magnate’s Empire Set to Expand in Laos
April 08, 2021

Chinese Casino Magnate’s Empire Set to Expand in Laos

By Sebastian Strangio
The businessman Zhao Wei has established close relationships to Laos's communist elite.

Golden Triangle Casino Baron Bankrolls New Mekong River Port
October 13, 2020

Golden Triangle Casino Baron Bankrolls New Mekong River Port

By Sebastian Strangio
The international cargo port will supercharge the smuggling routes linking Zhao Wei's casino empire to rebel-held zones in eastern Myanmar.

Vietnam and the Mekong’s Synthetic Drug Epidemic
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.
What Next for Myanmar’s New Drug Strategy?
February 22, 2018

What Next for Myanmar’s New Drug Strategy?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Though a new policy signals a shift to a more comprehensive approach to the problem, the true test will be in its implementation.

What Does Myanmar’s 'Biggest Ever' Drug Bust Actually Mean?
January 19, 2018

What Does Myanmar’s 'Biggest Ever' Drug Bust Actually Mean?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Though the record seizure deserves mention, focus on such developments also obscures the massive scale of the problem.

China-Myanmar Security Operation Spotlights Big Drug Challenge
January 09, 2018

China-Myanmar Security Operation Spotlights Big Drug Challenge

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Though recent successes deserve mention, they also pale in comparison to both the magnitude and multidimensionality of the overall problem.

War, Drugs, and Peace: Afghanistan and Myanmar
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.
Is Laos’ New Leader Really a Reformer?
April 26, 2017

Is Laos’ New Leader Really a Reformer?

By David Hutt
The answer is much more complicated than a surface glance might suggest.

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