Huge fentanyl haul seized in Asia’s biggest-ever drugs bust

$20 off at Mission Farms CBD

Myanmar police say they have seized a huge haul of liquid fentanyl – the first time the dangerous synthetic opioid that is ravaging North America has been found in Asia’s Golden Triangle drug-producing region.

In a sign that Asia’s drug syndicates have moved into the lucrative opioid market, more than 3,700 litres of methylfentanyl was discovered by anti-narcotics police near Loikan village in Shan State in northeast Myanmar.

The seizure of the fentanyl derivative was part of Asia’s biggest-ever interception of illicit drugs, precursors and drug-making equipment, including 193 million methamphetamine tablets known as yaba. At 17.5 tonnes, that is almost as much yaba as has been seized during the previous two years in Myanmar.

Keep Reading

High pressure chemical reactors, and mixers used for manufacturing illicit drugs – REUTERS
Weapons, ammunition, alongside bags of crystal methamphetamine and meth-laced yaba pills seized by Myanmar police – REUTERS

MSC Cruises

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.