Pacific officials gather to address regional drug situation and the need for better information

Bangkok (Thailand), 1 December 2016 - The recently announced UNODC report, Transnational Organized Crime in the Pacific : A Threat Assessment (TOCTA), has found that Pacific island countries are increasingly targeted by drug

trafficking groups as transit and destination for a variety of drugs including synthetic drugs, particularly methamphetamine. The finding is in-part a result of trade and travel patterns that are increasing the connection of the Pacific to surrounding regions that are major sources and markets of illicit drugs. (Read More)