Crystal Meth Use in Indonesia

in Substance Abuse

Police in Indonesia seized 1,161 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine in 2011, a 79 percent increase from the 649 kilograms seized in 2010.

There were between 3.7 million to 4.7 million illegal drug abusers in Indonesia in 2011. Around 1.2 million , or one in three drug users, used crystal meth during the year. 950,000 people, or one in five, used ecstasy.

62 percent of all drug arrests in 2011 involved crystal meth, which continued the increase from previous years. In 2010, 53 percent of all drug arrests involved meth, and 38 percent in 2009.

Crystal meth was involved in 77 percent of all drug arrests of women in Indonesia in 2011.

(See world meth prices.)

Source:  “Crystalline methamphetamine now Indonesia’s “primary illicit drugs threat”,” United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, February 20, 2013.

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