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Thai meth barons look closer to home as pandemic curbs exports

AFP, 17 Feb 2021
Cheaper than a coffee but powerful enough to keep him riding Bangkok's streets without sleep, Soonthorn puts a flame to a methamphetamine tablet wrapped in foil and inhales the intoxicating vapours. Thailand has long been a global gateway for exports of the drug, but the coronavirus pandemic's sudden disruption of international transport has seen a surge in cut-price "yaba" tablets in the local market. +ATTN CLIENTS: SHOW DRUG CONSUMPTION+

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