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New trends and regional differences in the manufacturing of methamphetamineg     

                   

15 September 2014 - The illicit manufacture of methamphetamine has traditionally been concentrated in North America (primarily in Mexico and the United States) and East and South-East Asia (China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand), close to the major consumer markets. The latest UNODC's Global SMART Update study, however, shows that it has recently spread to other countries such as Guatemala, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.  Read more

UNODC 2013 survey: coca cultivation area unchanged in Colombia, prices and value of crop markedly down 

Bogota, 30 july 2014 - Today, countries from all over the world commemorate the first World Day Against Human Trafficking (HT) by carrying out different activities. Colombia joins this celebration with the organization of the I International Meeting of Survivors of Human Trafficking "Breaking the Silence". An event prepared by the Ministry of Interior, Marcela Loaiza Foundation (MLF) and UNODC. The celebration is also supported by the International Organization for Migration-IOM .   Read more

UNODC 2013 survey: coca cultivation area unchanged in Colombia, prices and value of crop markedly down

26 June 2014 -The area used for the cultivation of coca plants in Colombia remained stable in 2013 compared to the previous year, according to the latest UNODC's coca crop survey. While there were some decreases in cultivated areas in several regions, this was offset by increases in others, leaving the net total of around 48,000 hectares unchanged. The production of coca leaves decreased 14 per cent due to lower yields per hectare.     Read more  

... June 26, 2014 -     Global drug use prevalence stable, says UNODC World Drug Report 2014

...  June 13, 2014 -     Colombian Cacao chocolates reaches multinational in Europe

...  June 13, 2014 -    Some 437,000 people murdered worldwide in 2012, according to new UNODC study 

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