Thailand wants Laos to help stem drug trafficking along border

  • Thailand
  • Tuesday, 07 Jul 2020

This photo taken May 23, 2019 shows Thai military rangers conducting a foot patrol along the Mekong river bordering Thailand and Laos in Ban Paeng, Nakhon Phanom province.As dusk falls along the Mekong River, a nightly dance begins between Thai border security and Laos drug gangs now using drones, scouts and a pool of poor fishermen to shift record amounts of meth into Thailand.- AFP

BANGKOK (Xinhua): Thailand's Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) said on Monday (July 6) in a press briefing that it is seeking cooperation from neighbour Laos to step up efforts against drug trafficking along the Thai-Lao border.

The ONCB revealed that more drug smuggling was recently detected along the northeastern borders from Loei to Ubon Ratchathani provinces.

At the end of May 2020, one million pills of methamphetamine were confiscated in Bangkok and a total of 1.1 tonnes of crystal methamphetamine were confiscated in June this year. - Xinhua

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