Saturday, October 30, 2021

supply and demand

Said it now and will say it again ….as long as there are users ….there will be  suppliers ……...its all about supply and demand.....if there was no one was using fentanyl.....they would not make it …..but you have to hold the users  responsible too ………..its like chocolate no one  eats  it  ….then no one makes  it … cheese  …… one  eats  it …… its  not good  to produce  something that is  not been eaten or  used… somewhere...…. there is  someone  scoffing copious amounts of  fentanyl …..maybe I am wrong ……. but  it seems  idiotic  to  make 200 million dollars  worth of  prouct………. that no one  uses …  go figure  … and  demand....

Asia's largest-ever drug bust: Laotian police seize almost 2 tons of meth worth over $200 million

Local authorities in Laos seized a massive drug haul that a United Nations crime agency has called the biggest bust ever recorded in Asia.

Biggest in history: On Wednesday, Laos police discovered 55.6 million methamphetamine tablets and under 1.7 tons of crystal meth inside a beer delivery truck that officers pulled over for inspection, reported the Washington Post.

  • The contraband was hidden in crates stamped with logos of the beer brand Lao Brewery, which is partly owned by the Laotian government.

  • The state has since released a statement that says the truck was not registered to the company or its affiliates and the brand was merely “abused as a cover for illegal activities.”

  • The truck was intercepted in the Laotian province of Bok√®o, which borders Thailand and Myanmar.

  • According to U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Southeast Asia representative Jeremy Douglas, the bust was "by far the largest seizure in the history of East and Southeast Asia."

  • If the drugs were sold in neighboring countries like Thailand, the U.N. body roughly calculated that they would be worth up to nearly $190 million. If exported to countries like Australia, the crystal meth alone could be worth around $200 million, based on current prices there.

  • The seizure is about three times the total number of meth tablets and a third of the total crystal meth confiscated by Laotian authorities last year.

The golden triangle: The province of Bokeo sits at the center of the remote region of the Golden Triangle, which has become known as an international haven for illicit drug production and trafficking activities, reported the BBC.

  • Local law enforcement units have recently captured some 16 million meth tablets in two recent operations in a week and have since been “on heightened alert.”

  • According to Douglas, the current unrest in Myanmar's Shan state has resulted in a substantial rise in drug trade activity in the region in recent months.

  • "Neighbors and the wider region are getting absolutely flooded with methamphetamine, and there is little doubt it is connected to the governance situation in Shan," he was quoted as saying.

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