Chinese and Mekong cops team up against one of Asia's biggest meth cartels

Chinese drug police are working with Mekong countries to strike at the heart of a mega-rich meth syndicate as the region targets top-level drug traffickers instead of street dealers. The porous and lawless border areas of Myanmar, Thailand and Laos have for decades been a hub ...

Joint patrol completes on Mekong River

The 79th joint patrol on Mekong River, led by China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand, concluded Friday at the Guanlei Port, Dai Autonomous Prefecture of Xishuangbanna in southwest China’s Yunnan Province. A total of 154 law enforcement officers from the four countries, in nine vessels, participated ...

Golden Triangle bust yields precursor haul

Authorities from four countries have intercepted drug precursors destined for the Golden Triangle and intended to make 30 million methamphetamine pills in their latest crackdowns on Thai and foreign drug gangs.The notorious drug-producing region near the Mekong River is constantly on the target list of ...

Thai police bust animal trafficking gang

Thai police seized more than 1,600 bear claws and other animal parts in central Thailand’s Ayutthaya Province. Three suspects, including one Lao national and two from Vietnam were nabbed during the operation, according to reports. Keep reading ...

Joint Mekong patrols extended

The six-nation Safe Mekong Operation Project will continue anti-drug operations for at least the next four years, Deputy Prime Minister and Justice Minister Prajin Juntong says. The campaign, which began in 2013, has pulled Thailand, Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam together to tackle drug trafficking ...

Laos, Cambodia PMs Agree To Continue Joint Patrols in Disputed Area

The governments of Laos and Cambodia have agreed in Vientiane to continue efforts to de-escalate tensions in a disputed border area. The agreement was made during Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s visit to Vientiane yesterday at the invitation of Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith. Keep reading ...

76th joint patrol on Mekong River completed

The 76th joint patrol on the Mekong River jointly conducted by China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand was completed Saturday. Ten vessels and 198 law enforcement personnel participated in the five-day mission that aimed to increase police visibility and enhance security and control of 512 km ...

Six Mekong Countries to Intensify “Safe Mekong Initiative” as Drug Production Increases

The Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) secretary-general Niyom Termsrisuk announced yesterday that a heightened cooperation between six countries as part of the anti-drug Safe Mekong initiative has contributed to the interception of large drug hauls entering Thailand from neighboring Mekong countries. Keep reading ...

A tonne of marijuana seized on the banks for the Mekong

Thai authorities have seized 1,000 kilograms (1 tonne) of marijuana from a spot along the Mekong River in Nakhon Phanom province around midday yesterday (Sunday). The Tha Uthen district chief Bhumisak Khampu conformed the discovery. He joined the officials in inspecting the drug stored in ...

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 ...

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