Trouble in paradise: Falling foul of Southeast Asia’s tough drug laws
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Trouble in paradise: Falling foul of Southeast Asia’s tough drug laws

Talk about your Bali vacation gone all to hell. Kerobokan Prison was likely the last thing on the anonymous Australian teenager’s mind when he paid a Kuta dealer about $25 for a baggie of marijuana. But drugs in Southeast Asia have a way of screwing up your travel plans.

Marijuana leaves, drug laws in southeast asia

Image © Mateusz Atroszko.

As the Aussie teen found out the hard way, countries in Southeast Asia are famously strict about drugs. In Singapore, you can be arrested on arrival if you test positive for drugs consumed while abroad. In Thailand, over 2,000 alleged drug pushers were killed within a three-month war on drugs between February and April 2003.

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