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Covid-19 grounded planes, so drug traffickers in Southeast Asia took to the seas: new report

A new United Nations report has outlined how drug-related crime organisations in Southeast Asia have expanded beyond the Golden Triangle, with traffickers increasingly turning to maritime routes amid Covid-19 restrictions on air travel.A record 170 tonnes of methamphetamine were seized in the region last year, up 19 per cent from 2019, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime regional coordinator Inshik Sim said during a Thursday briefing in Bangkok. He added that 71 per cent of the drugs…

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