Burma and Thailand in joint narcotics control plan

A bilateral agreement in narcotics control has been established by Burma and Thailand. Signed at the Office of Narcotics Control Board in Bangkok on 6 February, Thailand will be aiding Burma to the tune of US$596,698 to battle narcotics. The one-year programme plans for transnational crackdowns and advancements in laboratory analysis. Since 2012, the two nations have worked on a six-year plan, spending $10.7 million on drug control and opium-substitute programmes in the Tachilek and MongHsat districts.