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Amphetamines on the rise in Southeast Asia, says UN

Amphetamines on the rise in Southeast Asia, says UN

Updated 27 June 2012, 13:49 AEST

In 2010, it is estimated that five percent of the world's population used an illicit drug, that translates to 230 million people, of those people, 27 million are described as problem drug users.

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime has released its World Drug Report, looking at the use of all illicit drugs, the production, the supply, the distribution and the effect all of that has on the countries involved in the various levels of the process.

Presenter: Wayne Shields

Speaker: Gary Lewis, UNODC's regional representative for East Asia

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