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Meth Seizures Up in Myanmar, SE Asia

Drug seizures reported across South-East Asia indicate this year will be another record high for methamphetamine production in Myanmar. The focus is usually on government efforts to stem the trade, but beyond the headlines, meth use also has a tragic personal side. For 25-year-old Jan Htoi La, addiction started when he used ‘yaba’ pills to stay awake while he worked long hours in one of Myanmar’s jade mines. “At first I snorted black heroin, later, I started using yaba to be active...

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