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Getting organized on Asia’s drug trade

The immense demand for amphetamine-type stimulants (or ATS, such as crystal methamphetamine and ecstasy), opiates and new psychoactive substances among the increasingly wealthy urban residents of East Asia — and beyond — has revitalized organized crime in the region. In turn, Asian criminal entrepreneurs engage in an industrial global business exporting precursor chemicals and importing […]

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