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Thai Police Urge Burma to Help Curb Drug Trade

31 October 2013

Thailand has called on Burma to do more to intercept drugs smuggled across their shared border after a Thai police officer was killed in a gunfight with drug traffickers earlier this week, reports The Bangkok Post. Thai authorities raised the issue at a meeting with their Burmese counterparts in Tachilek, Shan State, on Wednesday. The regularly scheduled meeting of a joint border committee came a day after one Thai police officer was killed and two others were injured in an exchange of fire with suspected drug smugglers in Thailand’s Chiang Rai Province. Two drug suspects were also killed in the gunfight.