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Rappler's latest stories on meth


Vietnam police seize a ton of meth stashed in loudspeakers

Apr 20, 2019 - 3:07 PM

The trucks hold 'extremely heavy' loudspeakers, which prompted suspicion when police found the drivers lack legal papers to transport the equipment

'Breaking Bad' Nigeria? Fear of a new narco-state

Dec 20, 2018 - 1:58 PM

More and more meth labs are sprouting in Nigeria, stoking fears that the country will follow in the footsteps of Mexico

Tackle graft, governance to stem 'Golden Triangle' meth trade – UNODC

May 21, 2018 - 3:15 PM

Worth an estimated $40 billion a year, huge volumes of meth pass through the Golden Triangle – a wedge of land which intersects China, Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar – waved through by corrupt law enforcement and border controls

YABA. Yaba tablets which contain methamphetamine and caffeine. Image from Wikipedia page

Indonesia police seize over a ton of crystal meth on ship

Feb 20, 2018 - 8:01 PM

Indonesian police seize 1.6 tons of crystal methamphetamine on the ship, and are questioning 4 Taiwanese crew

Myanmar makes record drug bust with 30 million meth pills

Jan 18, 2018 - 5:40 PM

In addition to the meth tablets, the authorities find 502 kilograms (1,104 pounds) of heroin and 1,750 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, or ice, bringing the total estimated value to $54 million

Fergie opens up about 'lowest point' during her former meth addiction

Dec 09, 2017 - 1:19 PM

The singer recalls that she was hallucinating everyday when she was addicted to crystal meth

Nubain new favored drug of Cebu's shabu users – PDEA

Sep 01, 2016 - 4:19 PM

Prices of shabu have soared to P6 500 per gram from P1 500 because of the government s war on drugs leading drug addicts to a cheaper alternative

Foreigner jailed for 14 years for smuggling drugs into Bali

Mar 28, 2016 - 6:33 PM

Indonesia has some of the world s toughest anti narcotics laws People caught smuggling more than 5 grams of some controlled substances can be sentenced to death

CONVICTED. Sayed Mohammed Said of India (R) gestures in the courtroom as he attends his sentencing on drugs related charges in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on March 28, 2016. Photo by AFP

Indonesia jails 3 Hong Kong men for carrying crystal meth

Nov 26, 2015 - 7:02 PM

Prosecutors had demanded the death sentence for the 3 men after they were caught in the capital Jakarta with 49 kilograms 108 pounds of crystal methamphetamine

CRYSTAL METH. Crystal meth seizures have risen across the Asia-Pacific. File Photo by Nikki Short/EPA

HK drug lord sentenced to death in Indonesia for smuggling crystal meth

Nov 14, 2015 - 3:14 PM

Wong Chi ping is accused of smuggling 860 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine into Indonesia

DEATH SENTENCE. Hong Kong drug lord Wong Chi Ping, wearing a balaclava while sitting next to boxes containing some of the 860 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine he was arrested for smuggling into Indonesia. Photo by AFP

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May 26, 2015 - 5:59 PM

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Meth seizures quadruple across much of Asia-Pacific

May 26, 2015 - 2:34 PM

Between 2008 and 2013 crystal meth seizures doubled from 7 to around 14 tons But meth tablet seizures grew eightfold from 30 million tablets in 2008 to more than 250 million in 2013

ICE. Crystal methamphetamine, also known as ICE, which was smuggled in to Australia in counterfeit products, is shown in a drug testing lab in Sydney, Australia, 08 April 2015. Photo by Nikki Short/EPA

20 Filipinos arrested in Spain drug bust

Mar 19, 2014 - 10:54 AM

Spanish police said on Tuesday March 18 that they had broken up two drug trafficking rings specializing in crystal meth arresting 42 people almost half of them Filipinos

Spanish police arrested 42 people, almost half of them Filipinos, suspected of running a drug ring in operations that began in December 2013. Police on Tuesday, March 18 said they had broken up two drug trafficking rings specializing in crystal meth. They were able to seize 8 kilos of the highly addictive drug and 15,000 euros in cash in raids across Madrid, Barcelona and Murcia. Police arrested 20 Filipinos, 19 Spaniards and 3 Africans. The gangs used a car import-export business as a front company.

20 Filipinos arrested in Spain drug bust

Mar 19, 2014 - 12:33 AM

Spanish police break up two drug trafficking rings specializing in crystal meth arresting 42 people almost half of them Filipinos

Australia seizes $189-M China meth haul

Oct 11, 2013 - 10:02 AM

Australian police nearly US 190 million in methamphetamine concealed in the tires of a truck from China

METH BUST. Australian police seized US$189 million in methamphetamine hidden in the tires of a truck from China.