(Chiang Rai Times)
CHIANG RAI – Cultivation of opium in Southeast Asia’s notorious Golden Triangle region has doubled in the past decade, according to an in-depth study that rebuffs governments' claims that an aggressive anti-narcotics policy is reaping benefits and improving livelihoods.
The findings come a year before the 2015 deadline set by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bloc to make the region drugs free.
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