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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.

Despite COVID-19, Asia’s Drug Trade Expands, Diversifies
June 11, 2021

Despite COVID-19, Asia’s Drug Trade Expands, Diversifies

By Sebastian Strangio
Asian government's seizures of methamphetamine rose 19 percent in 2020.
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.

Yaba: The Red Pills and the Rohingya
June 04, 2018

Yaba: The Red Pills and the Rohingya

By Siddharthya Roy
Bangladesh’s cities are awash with red methamphetamine pills that come in from Myanmar.

Crazy Medicine: Interview with Producer and Noir Novelist James Newman
September 11, 2017

Crazy Medicine: Interview with Producer and Noir Novelist James Newman

By Tyler Roney
A new short film gains acclaim, peeling back the veil on Bangkok's darker side.

North Korea: China's Largest Drug Dealer?
August 21, 2014

North Korea: China's Largest Drug Dealer?

By Zachary Keck
North Korea is likely to be a major target in China's new war on drugs.

China's War on Drugs
August 14, 2014

China's War on Drugs

By Shannon Tiezzi
There's been a rapid increase in both drug use and drug-related arrests in China recently.
Super Typhoon Haiyan Survivors Thankful to be Alive for Christmas
December 25, 2013

Super Typhoon Haiyan Survivors Thankful to be Alive for Christmas

By J.T. Quigley
Also: Archbishop Pinto to deliver Christmas mass in Tacloban, meth lab busted in Malaysia.

Ahead of International Drug Day, China Executes 6
June 27, 2013

Ahead of International Drug Day, China Executes 6

Beijing continued its tradition of carrying out bulk executions to commemorate UN anti-drug day.

A New Player in the Narcotics Trade
December 29, 2012

A New Player in the Narcotics Trade

Indonesia’s National Narcotics Agency is concerned Iranian drug syndicates are using asylum seekers as smugglers.

Burma’s Drug Problem Gets Worse as Its Politics Get Better
September 27, 2012

Burma’s Drug Problem Gets Worse as Its Politics Get Better

As Burma undergoes a historic transformation, a new problem with vast consequences arises.

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