The secret was enormous. Inside, there were more than 5 million methamphetamine pills – locally known as "crab" or "drug madness" – and 145 pounds (about 320 pounds) of crystal methamphetamine wrapped in large plastic bags. tens of millions of dollars, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). It was the largest hidden police colonel, Dick Arringen, who commanded the unit, said he had ever seen – and, unbelievably, discovered he was not guarded. The UNODC report, published on Thursday, found that methamphetamine trade is now worth between $ 30 and $ 61 billion a year in Eastern and Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Bangladesh.
Meth is selling at the lowest prices, seizures do not seem to do much to control the operations of drug traffickers, and the crystal meth from the region feeds demand as far as New Zealand.
Jeremy Douglas, Regional Representative for UN-ODA Operations in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Region, called on governments around the world to "master the scale and importance of the problem."
If they do not, he warns,
"The region is being used and abused by organized crime to do business," said Douglas. "It's not hard to say that parts of it have become a playground."
Cheapest Pills usually transferred to Thailand, Laos, China and Myanmar, but the organized crime groups have another, more profitable revenue stream
The crystal clear of the cleaner is taken to the ports and transported to richer markets such as Australia, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea
While these four countries have a modest population, they account for about one-third of the market for methamphetamine of $ 61 billion, as UNODC says consumers are paying much more for drugs. for around $ 560 in Japan and $ 390 in South Korea in 2017, according to UNODC data released in March. There are no data in the report about Australia and New Zealand. In the United States, pure gram methamphetamine costs about $ 70 in March 2017, according to the US National Drug Agency for 2018, although prices vary regionally and depend on drug purity.