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Galloping Asian meth demand drives record production: UN

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Strong and growing demand for drugs in Asia is driving up global production of methamphetamine, with seizures in the region tripling in five years to record levels, a UN body said Tuesday. 

Policemen stand guard next to confiscated packages of amphetamine pills during a press conference at the Narcotics Suppression Bureau in Bangkok on February 3, 2014

Both the use and the production of the drug is increasing, in line with the expanding economy of the world's most populous continent, leading to growing social problems and higher healthcare bills.

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