Increased methamphetamine and synthetic opioids in Asia

Seizures of methamphetamine in east and south-east Asia have increased every year for a decade according to a report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). This trend contrasts with other areas of Asia where such seizures have fallen. This increase in supply has meant that the price of methamphetamine in east and south-east Asia has dropped. The UNODC also reported increased production and use of synthetic opioids such as fentanyl in the same area, with particularly high levels found in the ‘golden triangle’ area along the borders of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar. 

Source: https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/press/releases/2020/May/unodc-report-on-east-and-southeast-asia_-continued-growth-in-the-supply-of-methamphetamine-while-synthetic-opioids-spread.html