Record levels of synthetic drugs seized as prices drop across Southeast Asia

Bangkok (Thailand), 11 March 2019 - A new report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) warns that there has been a significant increase in methamphetamine production

in Southeast Asia over the past year, leading to an oversupply of the drug in the region.

Released today, "Synthetic Drugs in East and South-East Asia: Trends and Patterns of Amphetamine-type Stimulants and New Psychoactive Substances", the report covers major developments and challenges in the drug market in the region, which has been undergoing a profound change for the better part of a decade driven by increases in the production, trafficking and use of synthetic drugs.