Thailand wants Laos to help stem drug trafficking along border

Foreign military attaches check drugs in a football ground where seized drugs, vehicles, laboratory accessories and precursor chemicals are being displayed to invited military attaches and journalists in Kawangkha on 6 March, 2020. (AFP Photo) Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

BANGKOK, Jul 7, 2020, 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 Star reported.

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.

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