Meth Seizures on the Rise in East and Southeast Asia, Says UNODC – Southeast Asia Real Time – WSJ

BANGKOK – Seizures of methamphetamines and meth-related arrests in Asia reached record highs in 2012, according to a new report, but the news is likely a sign that despite a crackdown by drug enforcement agencies, some drugs are still readily available and others are becoming more so.

A total of 227 million meth pills were seized in East and Southeast Asia in 2012, according to a report released on Friday by the United Nations’ Office of Drugs and Crime, or UNODC. The staggering number represents a 59% surge from 2011, and a more than seven-fold increase since 2008.

Meth pill seizures in 2012 were almost exclusively from countries in the Greater Mekong sub-region, led by China, Thailand, Myanmar and Laos, respectively, according to the report.

via Meth Seizures on the Rise in East and Southeast Asia, Says UNODC – Southeast Asia Real Time – WSJ.

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