8 months Myanmar seizes $29M worth of crystal meth Manilatimes |World
YANGON: Myanmar authorities seized more than 1,700 kilograms (3,750 pounds) of crystal meth worth nearly $29 million in a multistate operation this week, the biggest haul of 2019 in a country widely believed to be the world’s largest methamphetamine producer. High-grade crystal meth — or “ice” — is smuggled out of Myanmar via sophisticated networks to lucrative developed markets as far away as Japan, South Korea and Australia. Authorities have been nabbing larger hauls in recent months of ice and lower quality meth pills, known in the region as “yaba,” which experts say are produced in Myanmar’s conflict-ridden eastern Shan ... more