Drug Seizures in Kosovo

From January to September 2012, security agencies in the Republic of Kosovo seized 1,091 kilograms of marijuana, 51.5 kilograms of heroin, 7.2 kilograms of cocaine, and 153 ecstasy pills. The amount of illegal drugs seized in 2012 was higher than the amount of drugs seized in 2011. Officials estimate that most drug users in the… Continue reading Drug Seizures in Kosovo

Smuggling Incidents in Vietnam in 2012

Law enforcement agencies in Vietnam investigated nearly 31,400 cases of black market smuggling in 2012. The value of the illicit goods was worth $21 Million (440 Billion Vietnamese Dong). Between November 2012 to the end of February 2013, authorities arrested 11 pirates from Indonesia, 46 heroin traffickers, confiscated nearly 800 ecstasy pills, 24 kilograms of… Continue reading Smuggling Incidents in Vietnam in 2012

Crystal Meth in Indonesia

Around one-third of drug users in¬†Indonesia, or 1.2 million people, ¬†are addicted to crystal meth. One-fifth of drug users, or 950,000 people, are addicted to ecstasy. Around 60 percent of the crystal meth and ecstasy consumed in Indonesia is locally produced, and around 60 percent of its users are under the age of 30. Many… Continue reading Crystal Meth in Indonesia

Drug Addiction in China

At the end of 2011, the Chinese Government stated that there were 1.79 million people who were officially registered as drug addicts in China. Back in 1990, there were 70,000 registered addicts, which means that the number of drug addicts in China increased annually by 16 percent. Around 32 percent of HIV contractions in the… Continue reading Drug Addiction in China

Drug Abuse in Taiwan

According to the Food and Drug Administration, heroin was the most abused drug in Taiwan in 2012. Between January and October, 66.8 percent of substance abuse cases handled by the criminal justice system involved heroin. It was the sixth straight year that heroin was the most abused drug in Taiwan. After heroin, amphetamine accounted for… Continue reading Drug Abuse in Taiwan