Golden Tri­an­gle is largest source of drugs in China

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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