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Over 800 Suspects Caught on the Mekong River in New Drugs Clampdown


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A total of 812 drug crime suspects have been arrested as part of a joint anti-drug campaign launched by China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand on the trans-boundary river of Mekong, Xinhua reported.

A cargo ship heads upstream toward China on the Mekong River in Myanmar. (Christopher Brown)

A cargo ship heads upstream toward China on the Mekong River in Myanmar. (Christopher Brown)

Drug trafficking has long plagued transportation on the Mekong river, which runs through the opium-producing Golden Triangle Region.

Launched around mid-April, the ongoing two-month drive also included seizure of 1.93 tonnes of drugs and a batch of firearms and ammunition, said Lan Weihong, a Chinese official for the mission’s headquarters, in Yunnan province Monday.

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