Latin American drug cartels target Thailand, East Asia

Falling demand in the United States is driving the criminal gangs to look for new markets, US Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs William Brownfield told a news conference in Manila.

“As the United States is increasingly successful in interrupting the flow of cocaine and methamphetamines from South America… these drug trafficking organisations will look for new markets, and some of those new markets will be in East Asia,” Brownfield said.

 

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