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 ...

70th joint patrol starts on Mekong River

A new round of joint patrols on the Mekong River with law enforcers from China, Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand, started Tuesday. Ten ships with more than 160 law enforcers participated in the 70th mission. The ships set sail from Guanlei Port in Xishuangbanna, southwest China’s Yunnan ...

China, Laos to intensify efforts to crack down cross-border crimes

The public security ministries of China and Laos have decided to intensify efforts to crack down cross-border crimes and strengthen cooperation on law enforcement. []The two countries will also establish the security cooperation mechanism for major projects under the frame of China’s-proposed Belt and Road Initiative ...

Thailand to allow Malaysian police to question arrested drug smugglers

Thailand’s Narcotics Suppression Bureau (NSB) is willing to let its Malaysian counterpart interrogate suspected syndicate members caught in this country while trying to smuggle a large amount of drugs into Malaysia. Keep reading ...

Bernama Reporter

Thai navy says 11 million pill haul a record from Laos

Thailand’s navy has seized 11 million meth pills from traffickers crossing from Laos via the Mekong River, a record bust from a communist state that is emerging as a key Asian drug route. Keep reading ...

Channel News Asia Reporter

Lancang-Mekong countries set up joint law enforcement center

A joint law enforcement center, founded by countries along the Lancang-Mekong River, started operation Thursday in Kunming, capital of southwest China’s Yunnan Province.Keep reading ...


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