Thai policemen at a press conference showing seized methamphetamine pills in Bangkok. Photo: AP Photo

Some 100 new types of legal highs emerged in East and Southeast Asia in 2018: UN report

  • The report also said the supply of methamphetamine and other designer drugs in the region has reached “unprecedented levels”
  • A total of 434 new psychoactive substances were detected in East and Southeast Asia over the past decade, including potent synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl
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Thai policemen at a press conference showing seized methamphetamine pills in Bangkok. Photo: AP Photo
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Raquel Carvalho

Raquel Carvalho

Raquel Carvalho is Asia Correspondent for the Post. She joined the newspaper in 2014. Most of her investigative and in-depth stories have been focused on human rights, cross-border security, illicit trade and corruption. She was previously the chief reporter at a Portuguese daily newspaper in Macau, where she moved to from Europe in 2008.