One of the challenges to anti-drug authorities posed by the growing trade in methamphetamines is that they are easily produced in small, widely dispersed laboratories, so it is difficult to cut off at source. This has attracted international drug syndicates to the highly profitable logistics of getting large consignments together for shipment to markets in rich countries. To intercept these shipments and make arrests before distribution, narcotics agents need high-grade intelligence - and they need to share it across borders.Sunday, 19 May, 2013, 3:55am
Myanmar has extended by five years its deadline to eliminate drug production within its borders, a senior official said yesterday, as the nation struggles to stem a growing narcotics crisis.7 May 2013 - 1:58am
Police have warned of "an alarming increase" in drug dealers who sell to schoolchildren - in particular, those at English School Foundation (ESF) schools.16 Apr 2013 - 12:34am 11 comments
Ireland's police force said officers arrested 113 suspected drug dealers and seized five marijuana growing facilities in the nation's biggest crackdown on triad drug-trafficking gangs, including Hong Kong's notorious Wo Shing Wo.23 Nov 2012 - 2:56am
Australian police said yesterday they had seized cocaine and methamphetamine worth A$237 million (HK$1.9 billion) shipped from China and hidden in a steamroller.22 Nov 2012 - 4:08am
An Israeli company is aiming to revolutionise the way explosives, narcotics and even money are detected at airports, docks and border crossings with the help of specially trained covert agents.
But these are not just any regular agents. They are mice, which are being used as sniffer animals for the first time15 Nov 2012 - 2:57am
Opium cultivation in Southeast Asia has doubled over the last six years as growing demand for heroin in China and the rest of Asia lures more farmers to grow poppies, the UN said yesterday.1 Nov 2012 - 4:20am
Afghan counternarcotics police poured petrol on more than 24 tonnes of narcotics and other illegal substances, then set the pile ablaze on the outskirts of Kabul, officials said.
Afghan authorities said the drugs, drug-making chemicals and alcohol were seized in and around the capital during the past nine months.16 Oct 2012 - 4:19am