Chiang Rai is a strategic location to curb drug trafficking.Myanmar, Vietnam get drugs blame

Chalerm says neighbours fuelling narcotics trade

Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung blamed Myanmar and Vietnam yesterday for a massive influx of drugs flowing into the country.

His comments came after Wednesday’s seizure of 3.29 million methamphetamine pills with an estimated value of 1 billion baht in Nakhon Pathom’s Buddha Monthon district.

He said the methamphetamine production bases are in Myanmar while the precursor chemicals used to manufacture the drugs come from Vietnam.