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  1. News - Asia - DRUGS

    Opium cultivation surges in Laos and Myanmar amid drug boom in Asia

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Growing demand for heroin, especially in China, lures more farmers in remote areas of Laos and Myanmar to grow poppies Opium cultivation surges amid drug ... registered heroin users and consumes most of the drug in the region, it said, adding that farmers in Laos and Myanmar are pushing into increasingly remote land to avoid their crops being destroyed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1074124/opium-cultivation-surges-laos-and-myanmar-amid-drug-boom-asia
  2. News - Asia - DRUGS

    Yaba, the new scourge of the Golden Triangle

    Posted Jul 19th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... At one time the Golden Triangle, where the remote edges of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet, was awash with heroin, flooding over the border from the then world's biggest opium producer Myanmar. Times have changed and now the drug of choice is methamphetamine often in the form of "yaba" - Thai for "crazy medicine" - bound for the streets and clubs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1285676/yaba-new-scourge-golden-triangle

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