November 08, 2023

‘Cheaper than beer’: Laos meth prices plummet as Myanmar chaos fuels trade

Source:  Alastair McCready, Al Jazeera, November 7, 2023
Additional reporting by Lamxay Duangchan

Source: Al Jazeera, November 7, 2023

Front-line workers say methamphetamine pills are now being sold for as little as $0.25 each as traffickers flood the country with unprecedented amounts of drugs.

Vientiane, Laos – Keo remembers the day he consumed so much yaba that he “lost his mind.”  The 37-year-old from Laos took more of the drug – a potent combination of methamphetamine and caffeine – than he had ever done before.