24 Aug 2018

China and Vietnam bust major drug smuggling ring

China and Vietnam arrested over 480 people in a join effort against a major transnational heroin smuggling network operating in the region. China has increased drug policing efforts as drug abuse continues to rise across the country.  Source: China and Vietnam bust major drug smuggling ring | Asia Times

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12 Jul 2018

The secret story of how America lost the drug war with the Taliban

“A high-stakes plan to indict Afghan drug lords and insurgency leaders on criminal conspiracy charges ran afoul of the Obama team. Five years later, it remains buried under Trump.  Source: The secret story of how America lost the drug war with the Taliban – POLITICO

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28 Jun 2018

Coca plant cultivation in Colombia tripled from 2013 to 2016, reversing a decades-long trend

A new UN report indicates that global cocaine production has reversed its long downwards trend since 2000, mostly due to increased government crackdowns. Recent methods of production, however, have enabled growers to skirt government efforts of decreasing production, and the amount produced has been rising since 2013. Colombia currently contributed

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