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Global methamphetamine seizures at record levels

Tuesday, 20 May 2014, 2:40 pm | United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Tokyo (Japan) 20 May 2014 – Growing demand in East and Southeast Asia is leading to an expansion of global production and trafficking in methamphetamine and new psychoactive substances, according to a UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) report released today. More >>

Greater Mekong cooperation to fight illicit drugs threat

Friday, 10 May 2013, 2:28 pm | United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Nay Piy Taw (Myanmar) 9 May 2013 – Calling the rapid increase in consumption and production of narcotic drugs a “threat” to Southeast Asia that undermines regional development, representatives of the six Greater Mekong Sub-region countries and the ... More >>

East Asia Pacific organized crime: $USD 90bn annually

Wednesday, 17 April 2013, 11:17 am | United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Illicit markets in East Asia and the Pacific earn organized criminal groups nearly USD 90 billion a year – an amount roughly equal to twice the GDP of Myanmar, according to a UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) report released today. More >>

 

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