Thailand losing battle on drugs | Myanmar News | Al Jazeera

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


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    America's Guns: Secret Pipeline to Syria

    America's Guns: Secret Pipeline to Syria

    How has the international arms trade exacerbated conflict in the Middle East? People and Power investigates.

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.