Drug seizures in Laos

From 2010 to July 2011, authorities in Laos estimated that they have seized up to $100 Million worth of illegal drugs.

Seizures of methamphetamine tablets in the country rose from one million in 2008 to 24 million in 2010. In 2009, 95 percent of people in Laos who were seeking drug treatment programs were hooked on meth.

The price of one methamphetamine tablet is sold on the black market in Laos for $4 to $6.

(Price of meth tablets.)

Source: “LAOS: “Unprecedented” drug trafficking heightens risk to youth,” IRIN Asia, July 15, 2011.