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Thread on #Opium Production.
As per the #UNODC annual report of 2019, it is seen that there is a major increase of 37 % opium production in Afghanistan & a reduction of 25 % production in #Myanmar, the main player in the Golden Triangle. 1/3 Image
This further crystallizes the fact that #Afghanistan contributes to more than 87 per cent of the opium production of the world. 2/3
Most of the areas that grow opium in Afghanistan are under the control of the #Taliban, whose close ties with #Pakistani establishment, especially the Pakistan spy agency #ISI, is well known. 3/3
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#Myanmar has seized 18 tons of #meth, precursors materials & other drugs in #Shan state making it the largest synthetic drug seizures in the history of East & #SoutheastAsia. This comes on back of recent new @UNODC_SEAP report that drug trade is thriving amidst #COVID19 in region ImageImageImage
The massive drug haul has led to the arrest of 33 people, showed evidence of #militia involvement & dismantled major drug labs. @UNODC_SEAP @jdouglasSEA says "What has been unearthed through this operation is truly off-the-charts" Image
@UNODC_SEAP @jdouglasSEA points out the massive drug haul in #Myanmar clearly shows the "involvement and financial backing of serious transnational organized criminal groups”. This is consistent with the latest regional drug report released last week… ImageImageImageImage
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As the world focuses on combating #coronovirus, @UNODC_SEAP warns in a new report, the synthetic #drug market in #SoutheastAsia is expanding, diversifying. Another concern - methamphetamine price has dropped to lowest level in 10 years as supply surges. Image
@UNODC @yasdre says organized crime groups can then supply better quality #meth at cheaper prices. This leads to greater affordability, enabling more users to have access to meth. Purity of the drugs has also increased. #UNODC calls this a "worrisome scenario" in #SoutheastAsia ImageImageImageImage
@UNODC_SEAP @jdouglasSEA points out the "illicit drug market here is at a tipping point" as region is seeing a rise of dangerous synthetic opioids & its production is "migrating into places with deep governance problems like the Golden Triangle", making region an opioids source ImageImageImageImage
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