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.
A feud between China and Canada has extended after Canadian Fan Wei received the death sentence for his methamphetamine business deals.
Most of the people treated in Brunei, Cambodia, Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore for drug-use disorders in 2017 were crystal-meth users.
Dadah disyaki jenis methamphetamine seberat 300kg diseludup dalam sebuah kontena dari luar negara.
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.
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.
Officials seized 1,187kg of the drug, worth RM71 million.
Army Private Aung Kyaw Naing and villager Aung Than Htay were arrested at a checkpoint in Rakhine State's town of Rathedaung
Thai police say he was behind an unsuccessful attempt at smuggling 700kg of 'Ice' into Malaysia.
Bangladesh seized more than 40 million methamphetamine pills in 2017.
The massive 1.2-tonne haul was intercepted after being offloaded from a boat which authorities believe came from China.
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.
Although opium cultivation in Myanmar has fallen, it is not entirely a positive development, for it points to an increase in demand for methamphetamine.
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.
Crystal meth, 'yaba' overtakes opium-based drugs, as UN representative says drug manufacturers generating about US$30-US$35 bil a year.
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.
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.
Sibu OCPD Assistant Comm Saiful Bahri Abdullah says the man looked suitable for the post until his urine test came back positive for drugs.
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.
Police also very concerned about drug abuse problems among school students in the state.
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.
Reports about accident involving teenager with OKU card gives false impression as there's no research showing people with learning disabilities cannot drive.
This follows seizure of methamphetamine pills worth RM33 million in two cases, masterminded by the same syndicate with international links.
The driver, with six previous summonses for speeding, was supposed to drive an express bus bound for Kelantan.
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