Thailand losing battle on drugs

Surge in smuggling from Myanmar has brought rising rates of addiction.

    Drug enforcement officials in Thailand have said they are fighting a losing battle as they try to stem the flow of narcotics from neighbouring Myanmar.

    The use of highly-addictive methamphetamine in particular is on the increase.

    The problem has become so widespread some Thais are now calling for a return to the zero-tolerance policy of Thaksin Shinawatra, the former prime minister, whose "war on drugs" killed more than 2,000 people.

    Al Jazeera's Wayne Hayne reports from Bangkok.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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