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Mekong drug network: Mr X and cartels hooking the region on pills

Impoverished Laos makes for an ideal transit route to the rest of Southeast Asia.

Thai man sentenced to life in prison in Vietnam for meth trafficking

He narrowly escaped death in a country that has some of the world’s toughest drug laws.

Canada set to unveil legislation legalizing cannabis

Canada is poised to become second country to fully legalize recreational marijuana use.
April 13, 2017 | 03:03 pm GMT+7

Lao drug smugglers arrested at Vietnam border

Heroin was seized from the three Lao nationals attempting to enter Vietnam.
April 04, 2017 | 10:13 pm GMT+7

Police seize big hauls of meth, ecstasy pills in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City

Four people have been detained for investigations and may face death if found guilty.
March 29, 2017 | 10:23 am GMT+7

Police detect 113 opium poppies in Vietnamese farmer's garden

The trees have bloomed and some have grown pods, which can be used to make drugs.
March 25, 2017 | 10:42 am GMT+7

Lao drug smugglers arrested after chase in Vietnam

One kilogram of crystal meth and 16,000 pills of synthetic drugs were seized.
March 03, 2017 | 05:04 pm GMT+7

Police nab two heroin smugglers in northern Vietnam

Police took the two men and around 10 kilos of the drug near the Lao border.
February 23, 2017 | 10:53 am GMT+7

Vietnam sentences Russian man to 18 years in jail for cocaine trafficking

Cocaine was hidden in linings of jackets, sleeping bags and suitcase.
February 22, 2017 | 05:32 pm GMT+7

Colombian woman arrested in Vietnam with 1.6 kilos of cocaine

The woman, flying in on Sunday night, claimed she was only a drug mule trying to earn money to take care of her child.
December 26, 2016 | 04:07 pm GMT+7

Cops shoot out drug runner's tires in northern Vietnam

The driver reportedly told police he bought the drugs in China's border region.
December 18, 2016 | 02:03 pm GMT+7

Doctors remain rare in Vietnam's drug detention centers

How a dearth of doctors has helped fuel disease and discontent at Vietnam's drug detention centers.
December 17, 2016 | 02:00 am GMT+7

Vietnam's drug rehab riots: what went wrong

Headline-grabbing riots raised questions about who gets sent to drug detention centers.
December 16, 2016 | 11:11 am GMT+7

Vietnam’s pharma market booms amid short supply

The country spent $2.1 billion on imported drugs last year.
November 17, 2016 | 10:31 am GMT+7

Lao men chased down for smuggling 23kg of heroin into Vietnam

The two men face the death penalty after being paid $1,800 to transport the narcotics.
October 24, 2016 | 03:17 pm GMT+7