Myanmar seizes largest crystal meth haul this year

  YANGON, Myanmar -- Myanmar authorities seized more than 1,700 kilograms (3,750 pounds) of crystal meth worth nearly $29 million in a multi-state operation this week, the biggest haul of 2019 in a country widely believed to be the world's largest methamphetamine producer. High-grade crystal meth -- or "ice" -- is smuggled out of Myanmar via sophisticated networks to lucrative developed markets as far away as Japan, South Korea, and Australia. Authorities have been nabbing larger hauls in recent months of ice and lower quality meth pills, known in the region as "yaba", which experts say are produced in Myanmar's conflict-ridden eastern Shan State. This week's operati...Keep on reading: Myanmar seizes largest crystal meth haul this year

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