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Bangkok at the centre of Thailand’s drug problem


Bangkok hosts 20 per cent of the drug abuse in the country, as the capital is a delivery, storage and pickup point for narcotic rackets, according to a seminar hosted yesterday by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration.

“Ice” flakes, or methamphetamine, have become increasingly popular among young people in Bangkok, especially students aged 15-19, said the speakers, who represented anti-narcotics units from various agencies, including the BMA’s own centre.

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