Dismissal of four monks in central Phetchabun province highlights problem of drug use in Thailand, a major transit country for meth flooding in from Myanmar.
An international operation seized 30 tonnes of drugs from a cartel that controlled a third of Europe’s cocaine trade, leading to 49 arrests in various European countries and the UAE.
Attempts to dissuade Bashar al Assad from flooding the region with narcotics will be met with intransigence, underlined by deniability and theatricality.
Narco-traffickers defied Covid-19 and now look set to reach new heights, as the stars are aligning for a further expansion of their trade.
While the Taliban insisted they would ban narcotic production, major seizures in the region indicate the trade hasn’t missed a beat.
Authorities warn that Afghan meth could penetrate the European market due to its low price and the availability of pre-existing trafficking routes used to smuggle heroin.
Thousands forced to flee their homes as swathes of Shan state have been embroiled in conflict for decades with a fiendishly complex web of ethnic armed groups fighting the military for land, resources and autonomy.
Reynaldo Parojinog was the third mayor to be killed in President Rodrigo Duterte's crackdown on the narcotics trade.
Award-winning journalist Javier Valdez spent years investigating Mexico's violent drug cartels.
President Rodrigo Duterte continues his war against drug trade in his attempt to keep his promise of curbing crime within three to six months.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte unveils list of government officials involved in drug activities and warns them to surrender.
FARC rebels continue drug trade and resist eradication of illicit crops despite ongoing peace talks with Colombian government
Subscribe to our Youtube channel for all latest in-depth, on the ground reporting from around the world.
Copyright © 2023 TRT World.