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Burma and Thailand: Increase in Production and Exportation of Illicit Drugs

William R. Brownfield
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
Bangkok, Thailand
September 15, 2011


Reuters Soundbite:

Assistant Secretary Brownfield (Sept. 15): "For all of the right reasons, Burma, or Myanmar is likely to be a greater producer and a greater exporter of illicit drugs in the years ahead, because of the success of the international community gradually in controlling and reducing the flow of illicit drug from Afghanistan. It is therefore extremely likely that Thailand, a neighbor of Burma will have to address the reality of increasing production and the transit of heroin, opium and crystal methamphetamines and the other artificial drugs in the years ahead." Full Text»

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