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1,100 Arrested in Four Nation Drug Sweep

30 May 2013

A joint anti-drug campaign by police from Burma, China, Thailand and Laos has led to the arrest of more than 1,100 suspects in 804 drug-related cases, according to a report by China’s Xinhua news agency. The campaign, which began in April, has also resulted in the seizure of 2.97 tonnes of drugs, China’s Ministry of Public Security was reported as saying. In one of the largest seizures, police from Burma and China on May 12 jointly busted a Burmese drug ring engaged in smuggling methamphetamine processed in Burma into China.