Cost to Buy Yaba in Thailand

in Substance Abuse

As of August 2013, the reported street price for a Yaba tablet in Thailand was $6.21 (200 Thai Baht).

Yaba is a mix of methamphetamine and caffeine that is crushed into powder and is snorted, smoked or injected.

75 percent of drug addicts seeking treatment in Thailand are addicted to yaba.

To increase sales, drug dealers coat the drug in candy flavors such as chocolate and strawberry to target children. The drugs are then offered for sale on social media sites such as Facebook.

In the Golden Triangle region, the black market in yaba generates up to $8.5 Billion in revenue.

(How much it costs to buy meth)

Source:  Kate Hodal, “Meth drug makers lure children in Thailand with sweet-coated yaba pills,” Guardian, August 27, 2013.

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