Thai police found 36kg of Ice hidden in the metal frames of treadmills which were about to be shipped to Japan. Photo: AFP

China joins forces with Mekong nations in war on Asia’s biggest methamphetamine cartel

  • Specialist police teams from six countries are taking on the ‘Sam Gor’ syndicate, which the UN blames for a dramatic shift to synthetic drugs
  • Authorities will share intelligence to target traffickers working at border ‘choke points’
Topic |   Drugs

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Thai police found 36kg of Ice hidden in the metal frames of treadmills which were about to be shipped to Japan. Photo: AFP
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The Xingtai Intermediate People’s Court in Xingtai, Hebei province, has sentenced one fentanyl trafficker to death. Photo: AP

Death sentence for fentanyl trafficker in China after tip-off from the United States

  • A Chinese court hands down tough sentences for central players in synthetic opioid ring
  • Gang advertised drugs on English-language websites and mailed the deliveries to the US
Topic |   China Society

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The Xingtai Intermediate People’s Court in Xingtai, Hebei province, has sentenced one fentanyl trafficker to death. Photo: AP
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