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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.

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.

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.
Uzbekistan in the Spotlight
September 30, 2017

Uzbekistan in the Spotlight

By Catherine Putz
The center of Central Asia has turned its focus to multilateral regional cooperation.

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