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Thailand to Boost Drug-busting Efforts on Border

30 October 2013

Thailand will send 500 newly trained police officers to areas bordering Burma in an effort to stem the influx of illicit drugs, reports The Bangkok Post. The commander of the Thai policy agency’s Region 6, Pol Lt-Gen Vorasak Noppasittiporn, said the new officers will be sent to border outposts from a police training center in Nakhon Sawan Province in central Thailand. Beginning on Thursday, they will join the effort to prevent the smuggling of methamphetamines and other narcotics into Thailand from neighboring Burma. According to the report, the number of road checkpoints and police patrols will also be increased.