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Thailand, China dominate methamphetamine busts in East and South-East Asia: UN

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Record methamphetamine arrests in East Asia, UN says

BANGKOK: -- A record number of methamphetamine-related arrests took place in East and South-East Asia last year, as seizures of the drug surged by nearly two thirds, the United Nations reported Friday.


"Some 387,396 methamphetamine-related arrests were recorded in the region in 2012, the highest total ever reported," the annual report of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said.

Thailand topped the list with 195,741, China came second with 75,549 and Malaysia third with 74,460.

Myanmar, a major supplier of methamphetamines to the region, reported 1,825 arrests, up from 1,269 from 2011 figures.

Methamphetamines have been the most popular illicit drug in East and South-East Asia for decades.

Last year, some 226,713,942 methamphetamine pills were seized in the region, up 59 per cent from 2011, with almost half accounted for by China, where 102,242,000 pills were seized.

Thailand reported seizures of 95,268,000 pills, almost double the 2011 figure of 95,258,000.

Seizures of ecstasy more than tripled, to 5,435,626 pills confiscated, the report said.

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-- The Nation 2013-11-08

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Thailand, 65 million citizens; 195, 741 reported arrests.

China, 1 billion citizens; 75,549 reported arrests.

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The number of seizures and arrests in Thailand is staggering - I just don't get it! We're talking about what we called Speed - right? I've noticed a few taxi drivers a bit twitchy in my time here, but is it really at such epidemic proportions?

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My friend did yaa baa one time and said that it's unremarkable - just makes you feel like you're on something, but not quite pleasurable. Just sort of wired without the cocaine intensity.

Anyone else want to weigh in on the appeal of this drug, other than that it keeps taxi drivers who work double and/or night shifts awake?

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The number of seizures and arrests in Thailand is staggering - I just don't get it! We're talking about what we called Speed - right? I've noticed a few taxi drivers a bit twitchy in my time here, but is it really at such epidemic proportions?

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I would say yes.

Many crime and road accident related news items often make mention of the fact that the offender was on ya ba at the time.

I haven't read the report, but among the arrests, how many Mr. Bigs have been apprehended?

Mmm...

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My friend did yaa baa one time and said that it's unremarkable - just makes you feel like you're on something, but not quite pleasurable. Just sort of wired without the cocaine intensity.

 

Anyone else want to weigh in on the appeal of this drug, other than that it keeps taxi drivers who work double and/or night shifts awake?

I had a friend like that once - lol

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My friend did yaa baa one time and said that it's unremarkable - just makes you feel like you're on something, but not quite pleasurable. Just sort of wired without the cocaine intensity.

Anyone else want to weigh in on the appeal of this drug, other than that it keeps taxi drivers who work double and/or night shifts awake?

I used to know a bunch of young guys who worked at a famous department store in Bangkok, and they did it all the time. Just gave them loads of energy and stopped them going to sleep at work. Of course after a year or two of doing that you end up a wreck, but hey, young Thai men ......

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I've been watching lots of stuff about this drug on the internet

Mainly USA related

It's quite sad what it does to people in the long term

Drain cleaner fluid

Not quite the same same as Bolivian marching powder i think

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Thailand, 65 million citizens; 195, 741 reported arrests.

China, 1 billion citizens; 75,549 reported arrests.

That's probably because you will be executed within a week after you've been sentenced in China for certain crimes whereas in Thailand it's the Bangkok Hilton! wink.png

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My friend did yaa baa one time and said that it's unremarkable - just makes you feel like you're on something, but not quite pleasurable. Just sort of wired without the cocaine intensity.

Anyone else want to weigh in on the appeal of this drug, other than that it keeps taxi drivers who work double and/or night shifts awake?

Much of the street yaa baa is mixed with caffeine and who knows what else so its effect might not be as strong as pure ice. It causes dopamine (our body's natural pleasure chemical) to be released like a flood, whereas coca!ne works by inhibiting the reuptake of naturally produced dopamine. Seems like just by the mechanism of action, pure crystal meth is a stronger drug in terms of the immediate hit.

Regardless, It's Bad News. Most of the Chinese busts are across the border from Laos and Myanmar in Yunnan province.

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Meth is real bad MmmmmmmKay.

LOL.

Yes it is better than cocaine.

More bang for your buck and such.

Just make sure you don't overdo it because once you go over the edge it's a long way back.

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methamphetamine

Hitler´s armies used it against Poland and France,

The USA in Vietnam, sportsmen (Andre Agassi and some Boxers), mountaineers etc. too.

The brand name Pervitin (better Perversin) is well known in the world.

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I remember years back i was in Brarom itzil and they use lots of Pervitin.

I was trying to save this guy from it and could not.He wants to get off but i could not stay there because my time was limit.

I really felt sorry for him and i got no idea where he is now

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