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Traffic / Trafic

Opiate smuggling routes from Afghanistan to Europe and Asia

Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy / 2003 / Jane's Intelligence Review.

Despite the fall of the Taliban and attempts to reintegrate Afghanistan into the international community, the country remains the world's main source of opiates - opium, morphine and heroin - with Central Asia and Iran retaining their role as key transit routes for their export. Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy reports.

New drug trafficking routes in Southeast Asia

Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy / 2002 / Jane's Intelligence Review.

The last decade has seen two main trends in opiate production and trafficking in Southeast Asia: concentration of opium poppy cultivation in Myanmar and diversification of the drug trafficking routes from Thailand to China and northeast India. Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy reports.

Drugs and war destabilise Thai-Myanmar border region

Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy / 2002 / Jane's Intelligence Review.

The upsurge in methamphetamine use in Thailand is significantly increasing and contributing to regional conflict as the Thai military takes on the producers and smugglers. Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy reports.

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