Asia's changing drug trade presents new challenges | Asia Pacific

Asia's changing drug trade presents new challenges

Asia's changing drug trade presents new challenges

Posted 30 November 2011, 21:51 AEST

A new report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime warns that East Asia and Southeast Asia are becoming major centres for the manufacture, trafficking and use of methamphetamines.

As Kanaha Sabapathy reports, the synthetic drugs which are slowly replacing the plant-based opium, heroin and cannabis, and bring with them a whole new spectrum of problems.

Presenter: Kanaha Sabapathy

Speakers: Gary Lewis, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime regional representative for East Asia and the Pacific

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