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UN Urges Australia to Take Lead Against Asian Drug Traffic

The United Nations, alarmed by a rise in amphetamine trafficking across Asia, is calling for Australia to play a larger role in combating the trade.   Officials say a surge in the production of amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) has been evident in recent years even as trafficking of heroin, produced in the Golden Triangle region of eastern Myanmar, continues to flourish.   In 2015, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reported seizures totaling  27,000...

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