Southeast Asia Speaks: UN’s Olivier Lermet on the illegal drug trade amid pandemic


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A global health crisis and the eventual lockdowns did not stop syndicates from ramping up the illegal drug trade around the world, including Southeast Asia.

On Friday, August 6, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug talks to Olivier Lermet of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on what may have contributed to the continuing expansion of the illegal drug trade in the region despite the pandemic.

Lermet is the senior policy advisor of the UNODC in the Philippines.

What is the role of the Philippines in the illegal drug trade in the region?

Catch the interview live at 5 pm on Friday. –

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