An investigative plunge into Southeast Asian organized crime
Bangkok-based correspondent Patrick Winn has intimately profiled men and women inside this booming underworld: the dealers, traffickers, vigilantes, motorbike bandits, and others caught up in a mad scramble for cash
Anti-malarial drug resistance detected along the Thailand-Myanmar border
Resistance to an anti-malaria drug, artemisinin, is suspected along the Thailand-Myanmar border and in southern Vietnam, but scientists are hoping that it can be contained. Artemisinin resistance emerged on the Thailand-Cambodia border around eight years ago.
A joint drug suppression operation of policed and military personnel confiscated over 4 million methamphetamine pills smuggled into Thailand’s northern border province of Chiang Rai from neighbouring Myanmar.
Amphetamines top drug threat in South‐East Asia countries
Amphetamine‐type stimulants (ATS) have emerged as the primary illicit drug threat in several East and South‐East Asian countries, displacing plant‐based drugs such as heroin, opium and cannabis, says a report issued today by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)