Precursor chemicals used to make illicit drugs such as methamphetamine, ketamine, heroin and fentanyl seized by Myanmar police and military. Photo: Reuters Precursor chemicals used to make illicit drugs such as methamphetamine, ketamine, heroin and fentanyl seized by Myanmar police and military. Photo: Reuters
Precursor chemicals used to make illicit drugs such as methamphetamine, ketamine, heroin and fentanyl seized by Myanmar police and military. Photo: Reuters

Asia’s biggest drug bust: fentanyl seizure in Myanmar reveals gangs have shifted focus to opioids

  • Golden Triangle haul was part of Asia’s biggest ever interception of illicit drugs, precursors and equipment – mostly from China, police documents show
  • Fentanyl and its derivatives have caused more than 130,000 overdose deaths in the US and Canada in the past five years. But the epidemic has not yet reached Asia

Topic |   Drugs
Precursor chemicals used to make illicit drugs such as methamphetamine, ketamine, heroin and fentanyl seized by Myanmar police and military. Photo: Reuters Precursor chemicals used to make illicit drugs such as methamphetamine, ketamine, heroin and fentanyl seized by Myanmar police and military. Photo: Reuters
Precursor chemicals used to make illicit drugs such as methamphetamine, ketamine, heroin and fentanyl seized by Myanmar police and military. Photo: Reuters
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