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MAP - Drugnews - Laos

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Published: Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:04:18 -0700

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Laos: UN Hails The Country That Went Cold Turkey On Opium

Sun, 09 Oct 2005 07:00:00 GMT

The Times, 09 Oct 2005 - From Nick Meo in Hua Phan Province, Laos SINCE doctors confiscated Kua Ya's pipe in February the septuagenarian grandmother has been forced to stop using opium. She used to smoke six pipes a night, to help her to sleep and ease her aches.

Laos: Laos Tribes Suffer From Drug Crackdown

Thu, 11 Aug 2005 07:00:00 GMT

The Asian Pacific Post, 11 Aug 2005 - The sight of villagers weighing out opium is becoming increasingly rare. The opium poppy that has long bloomed across the mountains of northern Laos has almost been wiped out by the government's drastic eradication campaign.

Laos: Web: Lao Tribes Suffer From Drug Crackdown

Fri, 15 Jul 2005 07:00:00 GMT

BBC News, 15 Jul 2005 - The opium poppy that has long bloomed across the mountains of northern Laos has almost been wiped out by the government's drastic eradication campaign. But what is being hailed as a victory by the international anti-narcotics agencies has also spawned a humanitarian crisis, due to the massive displacement of hill tribes and their loss of economic livelihood.

Laos: Drive For Opium-Free Laos Brings Disaster To Hill Tribes

Fri, 08 Jul 2005 07:00:00 GMT

Scotsman, 08 Jul 2005 - AFTER about 200 years of opium poppy cultivation, the Laotian government last month declared their country "opium-free", winning acclaim from international drug suppression agencies for a major victory in the war on drugs. The United Nations drug and crime control agency UNODC confirmed a drastic poppy reduction of 73 per cent during the past five years in their most recent opium survey, ending the country's reputation as the world's third-largest producer.

Laos: Drugs Raids In Laos

Fri, 19 Apr 2002 07:00:00 GMT

Bangkok Post, 19 Apr 2002 - Drugs police in Laos said they confiscated 20 kilogrammes of heroin and 200 kilogrammes of raw opium last year, state-run Radio Vientiane said. Anti-drug squads carried out 110 raids against drug suspects in 2001 and arrested 2,007 people, it said.

Laos: Speed Flowing Through Laos

Sat, 24 Nov 2001 08:00:00 GMT

Bangkok Post, 24 Nov 2001 - Illicit drugs from Thailand and Burma are crossing Lao borders instead, said the man running Laos' anti-drugs effort. ``Our territory is being used to send illicit drugs to our neighbouring countries,'' Soubanh Srithirath told the 4th Lao-Thai meeting on drugs held in Luang Prabang.

Laos: Talks In Luang Prabang On Drugs Control

Thu, 22 Nov 2001 08:00:00 GMT

Bangkok Post, 22 Nov 2001 - Measures to eliminate trafficking and production of illegal drugs along the border will be the focus of a meeting today in the Lao city of Luang Prabang, a senior Thai drug official said. Chartchai Sutikorm, deputy secretary of the Narcotics Control Board, said the meeting was an opportunity to exchange information.

Laos: Laos Opium Production Down

Sat, 04 Aug 2001 07:00:00 GMT

The Herald-Sun, 04 Aug 2001 - BANGKOK, Thailand -- The opium yield in communist Laos, a major world producer of the illicit drug, has dropped by an estimated 30 percent this year, the Lao state news agency reported. The yield for the 2001 growing season was estimated to be 117.5 tons, compared with 167 tons in 2000, the Khao San Pathet Lao agency reported in a dispatch received in Bangkok on Saturday.

Laos: Death For Drug Crimes

Sat, 14 Apr 2001 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 14 Apr 2001 - The government will introduce the death penalty for serious drug offenses similar to penalties in some other Southeast Asian nations, an official newspaper reported. Major drug trafficking routes pass through Laos. Seth Mydans (NYT) - --- MAP posted-by: Beth