Australian police's ‘Have a Conscience’ campaign is an ironically unconscionable attack on people who use drugs. The damage of such stigma is real.
Drug busts in and around Asia’s Golden Triangle have exploded in recent months, with this week’s record haul the latest indication of a larger trend.
Post-lockdown, social drug users are facing a new normal where the drug supply, including cocaine and meth, is increasingly tainted with fentanyl.
Drug baron Tse Chi Lop ran a multinational crime syndicate that made $17 billion a year funnelling meth and heroin into the Asia-Pacific.
Perceived lack of treatment stigmatizes meth abuse, particularly among LGBTQ people; while the medications aren't a cure-all, they present a step forward.
“While the world has shifted its attention to the COVID-19 pandemic, all indications are that production and trafficking of synthetic drugs and chemicals continue at record levels.”
Meth's big comeback has been driven by large-scale production, and it's riding the long tail of the opioid crisis.
The Sinaloa cartel leader’s son was detained by the Mexican military but released amid a shootout.
An auditor has found that the Department of Health isn't monitoring its own National Ice Action Strategy to see whether it's effective.
The authorities say the refugees have been “abusing” phone services to traffic meth. But many say the move will simply just isolate the already persecuted Rohingya community.