Myanmar, Thailand intensify drug control cooperation

Nay Pyi Taw, Feb 9: Myanmar and Thailand have intensified cooperation to curb the use of narcotics in the two countries, an official report said on Monday.

Under a bilateral cooperation agreement signed recently between Thailand's Office of Narcotics Control Board and Myanmar's Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control, the two countries will conduct a one-year programme designed for a transnational crackdown, Xinhua reported.

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Myanmar and Thailand have been working in the towns of Tachilek and Mong Hsat on a six-year drug control plan worth Thai baht 350 million ($10.7 million) since 2012.

The plan involves cooperation in drug control and opium-substitute cultivation programmes.

Myanmar is set to continue its drug elimination plan until 2019, aimed at gaining momentum from the previous 15-year plan (1999-2014).


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