US report says illicit Thai drug production has ended
By: ALAN DAWSON
Published: 28/02/2009 at 07:08 AM
Washington – The annual US report on worldwide drug trafficking says Thailand no longer produces illicit drugs in important quantities, but remains a major source of chemical smuggling and money laundering by cross-border drug gangs.
The report by the US State Department, produced every year for more than two decades, is yet another indication that Thailand has become a victim of drug traffickers over the past 20 years.
“There is no significant drug cultivation or production in Thailand,” the report states flatly. Rather, lack of enforcement and trafficking by gangs in Burma “have a devastating impact on Burma’s neighbours, especially Thailand.” continue