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Asia-Pacific meth drug trade worth up to US$61 billion, UN says

The cartels, based in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Thailand, produce most of the meth in northern Myanmar and distribute it as far away as Japan and New Zealand.

China sentences another Canadian man to death amid Huawei feud

A feud between China and Canada has extended after Canadian Fan Wei received the death sentence for his methamphetamine business deals.

Cheap, nasty, near you: How crystal meth is spreading

Most of the people treated in Brunei, Cambodia, Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore for drug-use disorders in 2017 were crystal-meth users.

Kastam rampas dadah bernilai RM18 juta di Tanjung Pelepas

Dadah disyaki jenis methamphetamine seberat 300kg diseludup dalam sebuah kontena dari luar negara.

Meth precursors fuelling Myanmar’s unstoppable drug trade

Meth from Myanmar's border area in the Golden Triangle is moving further than ever from its source, reaching India to the west and Australia to the southeast.

Cambodia seizes record ecstasy haul hidden in pet food boxes

The suspect, Yao Zeye, was arrested on August 7 after arriving at the Phnom Penh central post office to collect the boxes, according to the National Anti-Drugs Authority.

Record bust of crystal meth from Myanmar

Officials seized 1,187kg of the drug, worth RM71 million.

Myanmar soldier arrested in Rakhine with US$3.6 million meth cache

Army Private Aung Kyaw Naing and villager Aung Than Htay were arrested at a checkpoint in Rakhine State's town of Rathedaung

Seeking Mr AJ, Malaysian drug lord

Thai police say he was behind an unsuccessful attempt at smuggling 700kg of 'Ice' into Malaysia.

Bangladesh seeks death penalty for methamphetamine traffickers

Bangladesh seized more than 40 million methamphetamine pills in 2017.

Australia seizes $760m of meth in its largest-ever bust

The massive 1.2-tonne haul was intercepted after being offloaded from a boat which authorities believe came from China.

Thai court jails veteran Golden Triangle drug runner

Laota, who hails from the Lisu ethnic minority, had been detained multiple times over the decades but authorities never managed to make major drug charges stick -- until now.

Myanmar’s opium crop plummets, but no victory over Asia’s narco-boom: UN

Although opium cultivation in Myanmar has fallen, it is not entirely a positive development, for it points to an increase in demand for methamphetamine.

Bid to smuggle RM1.9m worth of methamphetamine foiled at KLIA

3 separate cases, all involving tourists arriving from Chennai, India, saw the smugglers with drug packets inside their carry-on luggage, says customs deputy DG.

Cartels in Southeast Asia turning to synthetic drugs

Crystal meth, 'yaba' overtakes opium-based drugs, as UN representative says drug manufacturers generating about US$30-US$35 bil a year.

Malaysian with blue ice arrested at Singapore checkpoint

The lone driver of a car arriving from Johor was found to be in possession of 208kg of the methamphetamine during inspection at the Woodlands Checkpoint.

81 Nigerians on death row in Malaysia, says report

Many Nigerian drug couriers, including students in Malaysia and Thailand, are reportedly involved in the global cocaine, heroin and meth business operated by drug lords in Nigeria.

Drug addict nabbed during job interview as policeman

Sibu OCPD Assistant Comm Saiful Bahri Abdullah says the man looked suitable for the post until his urine test came back positive for drugs.

Indonesia drug czar warns methamphetamine seizures tip of iceberg

The drugs chief said Indonesia would not replicate the bloody war on drugs in the Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte, in which hundreds have been killed, though he praised its aims.

Drug trafficking on the rise in Pahang

Police also very concerned about drug abuse problems among school students in the state.

Interpol: Traffickers swallowing condoms filled with liquid cocaine

Interpol's Singapore office, which said methamphetamine remains the region's most trafficked substance, highlighted the rising trend in a report on an international anti-drug operation.

No link between learning disability and driving

Reports about accident involving teenager with OKU card gives false impression as there's no research showing people with learning disabilities cannot drive.

Malaysian drug lord on Thai police radar

This follows seizure of methamphetamine pills worth RM33 million in two cases, masterminded by the same syndicate with international links.

Express bus driver tests positive for drugs

The driver, with six previous summonses for speeding, was supposed to drive an express bus bound for Kelantan.