Asia has the largest drug factories for amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS), the biggest crop areas of opium, and the most active drug trafficking neworks, according to the International Narcotic Control Board (INCB).
The Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) hosted a meeting with the INCB at its Bangkok headquarters. Ambassadors from around 20 countries and about 100 ONCB members attended the event.
According to the annual INCB, East and Southeast Asia are home to the second largest area of illicit opium poppy cultivation in the world, representing one-fifth of the global total.
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