Golden Triangle is largest source of drugs in China
The Golden Triangle in Southeast Asia remains the largest drug source for China’s traffickers, accounting for more than 90 percent of narcotics seized by law enforcement agencies in 2014.
A Cabinet report on China’s drug situation released on Wednesday underscores the threat posed by the region incorporating parts of Laos, Myanmar and Thailand, despite efforts at cross-border cooperation.
Most of the heroin and methamphetamine consumed in China came from the Golden Triangle, the report said.
China had 2.95 million registered drug addicts at the end of 2014, but the real number who have used narcotics is thought to exceed 14 million, the Ministry of Public Security said. That means one out of 100 Chinese may have used drugs, said Liu Yuejin, assistant minister of public security.