Drug prevention fight a cross-border effort, Mekong countries confirm

Representatives from Laos, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam gathered in Vientiane on Friday for the opening of a centre that will foster close cooperation and support for the fight against illicit drugs in the region. []Speaking at the ceremony, Major General Somvang said: “Currently, drug ...

Is ASEAN close to abolishing the death penalty?

At a glance, many countries have effectively stopped practicing the death penalty despite it not being officially abolished. For example, although it is facing mounting criticisms over other human rights abuses such as the treatment of the Rohingya, Myanmar is considered “abolitionist de facto” – ...

74th joint patrol on Mekong River starts

The 74th joint patrol on the Mekong River by law enforcement from China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand began on Tuesday. Three Chinese vessels participated in the mission, which is aimed at reducing crime in the region. Keep reading ...

China, neighbors seize 17.6 tonnes of drugs in joint operation

A six-nation joint operation against rampant drug crimes along the Lancang-Mekong region has seized 17.6 tonnes of narcotics and apprehended 15,000 suspects in three months starting May, Chinese police said Thursday. Police have also seized 330.6 tonnes of chemicals to be used in drug manufacturing ...

72nd joint patrol on Mekong River starts

The 72nd joint patrol on the Mekong River with law enforcement from China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand started on Tuesday. Six vessels and more than 100 law enforcement personnel participated in the mission, aiming to crack down on crime in the region. Keep reading ...

Southeast Asia Drug Use Persists Despite Death Penalty

Southeast Asian authorities are not shy about doling out the death penalty to punish drug traffickers, and yet narcotics abuse has not abated. If anything, it is on the rise, which begs the question of whether the region’s war on drugs is working. []“This unique characteristic ...

Business can join trafficking fight

The recent upgrading of Thailand’s status to Tier 2 of the US Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP) is a positive development that will be welcome by many. While Thailand has yet to fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking, the report recognises the ...

Thailand suggests ASEAN countries to develop communication channel against cybercrime

Due to legal differences among countries on how they catch cybercrime offenders, the criminals are able to find loopholes and get away with it. A communication channel for ASEAN law enforcement officials should be developed in order to prevent cybercrime. Keep reading ...

Record drug haul in Malaysia

Customs officials in Malaysia have seized a record amount of crystal methamphetamine, worth 18 million dollars. It was concealed in a shipment from Myanmar. [] The UN Office on Drugs and Crime recently warned that the production of methamphetamine has reached an alarming level in the ...

Meth spreading across region as supply spikes

The Golden Triangle’s methamphetamine problem is spreading beyond the Mekong region, with high volumes of the drug being seized in Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Malaysia and Indonesia. Figures revealed yesterday show that from 2008 to last year, meth tablet seizures in the region increased from 50 ...

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