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Thailand: UN Drug Agency Says Methamphetamine Most-abused Drug In Much Of Asia

August 8, 2007

BANGKOK, THAILAND: Illicit amphetamine-type stimulants have become the main drug of abuse in much of East and Southeast Asia, a U.N. agency announced Tuesday (Aug 7th).

Methamphetamine and similar drugs are now being produced on an industrial scale in the region, challenging the past position of opiates such as opium and heroin being the area’s dominant illicit drugs, said the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

In a 179-page report on Patterns and Trends in Amphetamine-Type Stimulants (ATS) in East Asia and the Pacific 2006, it said that almost 40 million methamphetamine pills were seized ….

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