The translator for a South Korean NGO worker under police investigation for alleged possession of yaba pills has been detained, according to local police.
As Thailand’s prison population soars, Thailand is admitting defeat in its more than decade-old war on drugs.
The Burma-Laos border is mostly unguarded. The terrain is rugged and hostile, where the drug trade flourishes in lawless enclaves on both sides of the river.
The Ta-ang National Liberation Army has claimed that they have seized over US$190,000 worth of narcotics in northern Shan State in one day.
KWAT reports that the escalation of drug abuse in Kachin State is fuelled by the ongoing conflict in the region.
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