An estimated 2 million ya ba pills containing meth and caffeine are being produced every day. Photo: Mark OltmannsAn estimated 2 million ya ba pills containing meth and caffeine are being produced every day. Photo: Mark Oltmanns
An estimated 2 million ya ba pills containing meth and caffeine are being produced every day. Photo: Mark Oltmanns

Young lives destroyed, overcrowded prisons: the hidden cost of Thailand’s cheap meth

  • Despite a bloody war on drugs and frequent seizures by authorities, the supply of ya ba pills has grown to the point prices are falling
  • A better approach, according to a UN expert, is dealing with market demand by getting treatment, prevention and harm minimisation efforts in place

Topic |   Thailand
An estimated 2 million ya ba pills containing meth and caffeine are being produced every day. Photo: Mark OltmannsAn estimated 2 million ya ba pills containing meth and caffeine are being produced every day. Photo: Mark Oltmanns
An estimated 2 million ya ba pills containing meth and caffeine are being produced every day. Photo: Mark Oltmanns
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