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eans, Liu Yuejin, 上海419女神会所deputy director of the National Narcotics Control Comm
ission, said ahead of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, which falls on Wednesday.
The Golden Triangle, which straddles Laos, Myanmar and Thailand, accounts for nearly
85 percent of the drugs illegally consumed in China, according to the Ministry of Public Security.
Last year, Chinese police seized 29.6 metric tons of dru
gs from the Golden Triangle, up 17.6 percent year-on-year, the commission said.
The haul included 4.6 tons of crystal methamphetamine, more than four times as mu
h as in 2017, and 1.4 tons of ketamine, 35 times more than the previous year.
“Domestic drug manufacturing was hit hard last year and the traditi
onal sources of drug production in key provinces, including Guangdong, were greatly cur
bed, causing an imbalance between drug supply and demand, and higher prices for drugs nationwide,” Liu said.