Methamphetamine use on the rise in Việt Nam: UNODC

11/06/2021 08:00 12

Methamphetamine use on the rise in Việt Nam: UNODC


BANGKOK — The number of methamphetamine users in Việt Nam increased by nine times from 2016 to 2020, a new report has found.

The UN report also found the COVID-19 pandemic has failed to slow down the regional synthetic drug market, with production and trafficking surging last year.

He also noted that “safe disposal of seized drugs and chemicals is a growing challenge that also needs attention – the impact in drug-producing areas is profound.” — VNS

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