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UN warns on drugs as Thailand starts new crackdown

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BANGKOK: Thailand’s new Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, is mobilising a crackdown on illegal drugs as a United Nations agency reveals a massive increase in the production and use of amphetamines across Asia.

The crackdown comes eight years after a “war on drugs” overseen by Ms Yingluck’s older brother Thaksin Shinawatra during which almost 3000 Thais involved with drugs were killed by still unidentified assassins.

Read more: The Sydney Morning Herald

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