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Pattaya drug dealers busted during Cobra Gold 2012

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BANGKOK, 19 February 2012 (NNT) -As part of an annual joint military exercise Cobra Gold 2012, Thai police and the Navy have joined hands with the U.S. military in a sweeping operation to eradicate drug trafficking in Pattaya .

The Provincial Police Region 2, the Royal Thai marines, USโ€™s Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) participated in the Rattlesnake Operation in Chonburiโ€™s Pattaya with an aim to suppress drug trafficking in the area.

Commissioner General Police Region 2 Pol. Lt. Gen. Panya Mamen disclosed that the operation, which was carried out for 3 days during February 13-15, 2012, led to 58 drug-related arrests.

The Cobra Gold is an annual joint military training program co-sponsored by Thailand and the U.S., which is participated by military personnel from many countries; including Singapore, Japan, Republic of Korea, Indonesia and Malaysia.

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