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We cannot allow Dhaka to become a drug trafficking route: Daily Star

November 26, 2020 11:15 AM

The paper says that while drug trafficking syndicates are not easy to dismantle, agencies involved must take concerted efforts to make Bangladesh's borders less porous.

Indonesian cops seize 300kg of meth in the biggest drug haul

January 31, 2020 9:29 PM

JAKARTA (Xinhua) - The Indonesian police have foiled the biggest distribution of crystal methamphetamine in the country and seized nearly 300 kg of the drug.

Malaysia to decriminalise drug addiction in landmark move

June 29, 2019 5:00 AM

KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysia's Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad has pledged to decriminalise drug addiction and drug possession for personal use, in a move he calls a "game-changer policy".

Malaysia pledges to decriminalise drug addiction in landmark move

June 28, 2019 1:40 PM

SINGAPORE (DPA) - Malaysia's health minister pledged to decriminalise drug addiction and drug possession for personal use, in a move it calls "a game-changer policy," according to a press statement released late Thursday (June 27).

Drones, big money and cheap drugs: The Laos route spewing meth into Thailand

June 11, 2019 12:23 PM

NAKHON PHANOM, THAILAND (AFP) - As dusk falls along the Mekong River, a nightly dance begins between Thai border security and Laos drug gangs now using drones, scouts and a pool of poor fishermen to shift record amounts of meth into Thailand.

Thailand cautiously reopens door to weed

June 06, 2019 5:00 AM

NAKHON RATCHASIMA (Thailand)• • "Would you like to try it?" the young man says when he notices me peering at the cannabis joint held between his fingers. "It's good for your health." Behind him, a dark green banner declares: "Meet People with Experience in Kancha".

South Korea's third-generation chaebol scions booked on drug use charges as probe widens

April 02, 2019 6:06 PM

SEOUL (THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The police have booked a number of third-generation scions of South Korean family-owned conglomerates on suspicions they bought and used illegal substances even as the investigation into more drug dealers and buyers widens.

Vietnam arrests Chinese man with 300kg of heroin

March 28, 2019 3:43 PM

HANOI (AFP) - Vietnam police have arrested a Chinese national found with a massive haul of heroin in Ho Chi Minh City, the second such bust in a week as the country cracks down on the illicit trade.

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