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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.

Online Trade in Engandered Wildlife Booming in Myanmar Since Coup
April 01, 2022

Online Trade in Engandered Wildlife Booming in Myanmar Since Coup

By Sebastian Strangio
The World Wildlife Fund claims that illegal online transactions of endangered wildlife products rose 74 percent in 2021.
Illicit Drug Production Has Surged Since Myanmar’s Coup
February 02, 2022

Illicit Drug Production Has Surged Since Myanmar’s Coup

By Sebastian Strangio
The chaos that has enveloped Myanmar since the military takeover has been a gift to the country's drug trafficking syndicates.

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.

China Border City Goes Into ‘Wartime Mode’ to Combat COVID-19
September 18, 2020

China Border City Goes Into ‘Wartime Mode’ to Combat COVID-19

By Sebastian Strangio
The arrival of coronavirus cases from Myanmar highlights the difficulty of securing the long, winding border between the two countries.

The Christian Vigilantes Fighting Myanmar’s Heroin Epidemic
November 01, 2017

The Christian Vigilantes Fighting Myanmar’s Heroin Epidemic

By Joshua Mcdonald
In Kachin state, locals have taken the war on drugs into their own hands.
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