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Lao Authorities Seize Another Huge Shipment of Methamphetamine
September 26, 2022

Lao Authorities Seize Another Huge Shipment of Methamphetamine

By Sebastian Strangio
The country's four largest meth seizures on record have come over the past 15 months – striking evidence of the scale of the recent Mekong drug production boom.

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.
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.

Myanmar Police Seize 18 Tons of Narcotics, Related Materials in Asia’s Biggest-Ever Drug Bust
May 19, 2020

Myanmar Police Seize 18 Tons of Narcotics, Related Materials in Asia’s Biggest-Ever Drug Bust

By Ankit Panda
The bust was carried out by Myanmar police, in coordination with the country’s military.

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.

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.

Solving Southeast Asia’s Drug Problem
September 17, 2015

Solving Southeast Asia’s Drug Problem

By Brian Eyler
Drug trafficking in the Golden Triangle is not just a law enforcement issue.
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