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Over 90% Chinese narcotics smuggled from Golden Triangle

Updated: 06 24 , 2015 13:23
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BEIJING -- The Golden Triangle in southeast Asia remains the largest drug source for China's traffickers, accounting for over 90 percent of narcotics seized by law enforcement agencies in 2014, according to a national report on drug situation on Wednesday.

Most of the heroin and methamphetamine consumed in China came from the Golden Triangle, the report said. In 2014, Chinese law enforcers captured 9.3 tonnes of heroin and 11.4 tonnes of methamphetamine.

The amount of Golden Crescent heroin seized in China was not alarming, but the threat shall not be ignored, the report warned.

Potential heroin production in Afghanistan was estimated at 670 tonnes, the largest producing area in the world. Heroin imported from the region accounting for 1.4 percent of total seizures in China in 2014, in over ten provinces.

Cocaine from South America also entered China from time to time, detected in 12 provincial regions, said the report. Enditem