The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration is set to speed up the city’s fight against narcotics.
BMA advisor Police General Wichai Sangprapai said that according to a recent study, there are a total of 1.2 million drug addicts in the capital, most of whom are dependent on methamphetamine. The spread of drug use in the metropolitan area remains serious despite continued clampdown, prevention and rehabilitation efforts.
The BMA will step up its watch on drug problems at the community level by assigning district offices to dispatch officers to work with community members in a bid to extract information on drug-trafficking networks. Some of the worst-affected areas in the capital include Klong Toey and nearby port communities.
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