Vietnam sees 6-fold increase in number of synthetic drug users: UN report

11/06/2021 16:45 12

Vietnam sees 6-fold increase in number of synthetic drug users: UN report


The number of synthetic drug users in Vietnam has jumped six-fold since 2017, the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime has said in a report. -

‘Synthetic Drugs in East and Southeast Asia: latest developments and challenges 2021’, released Thursday, estimated the figure at nearly 190,000 last year.

"The drop in the price of methamphetamine in Southeast Asia is a serious problem, clearly showing supply reduction strategies have not worked as intended," Inshik Sim, UNODC regional coordinator, said.

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