The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) released a report on Thursday detailing new patterns of organised crime in Southeast Asia.
The Transnational Organized Crime in Southeast Asia: Evolution, Growth and Impact 2019 report released by UNODC on Thursday said synthetic drugs have become the most profitable illicit business in the region as organised crime groups developed their business models and expanded methamphetamine markets.
The report said human trafficking and the smuggling of migrants had also increased due to demand and the supply of cheap labour in the region.
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