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Mekong nations tighten anti-drug blitz

The Mekong region is no longer a mysterious place, as it has now become the world’s main hub of illicit drugs across multiple frontiers. Last month, anti-drug officials from riparian countries — Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, China — and the United Nations Office on ...

Kavi Chongkittavorn

Drugs Flooding Over Thailand’s Borders as Safe Mekong Initiative Intensifies

CHIANG RAI – Large quantities of methamphetamine and crystal meth have flooded into Thailand this year as producers have tripled output to keep up with intensified crackdown efforts. The Safe Mekong Coordination Centre in Chiang Mai held meetings over the weekend amongst the six countries in the ...

US promises to strengthen Myanmar’s anti-narcotics and security campaigns

The United States on Tuesday declared it will help strengthen Myanmar’s anti-illegal drugs campaign and boost the country’s law and order efforts to provide more security for its citizens, a US Embassy statement said. “The United States is committed to assist the Myanmar government in ...

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