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3 drug runners arrested on Mekong river bank

  ACTING on a tip-off Nong Khai police arrested three drug traffickers moments after they had collected sacks packed with 400,000 tablets of methamphetamine, worth 12 million baht, that a boat from Laos had dropped off on the Thai bank of Mekong river, Matichon newspaper said this evening (Sept. 8). Pol. Maj. Gen. Puttipong Musikul,

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Mekong River levels ‘slightly’ rise amid conflicting regional data

By Reuters Staff, published by Todayonline.com THE inter-governmental Mekong River Commission (MRC) said today (Feb. 22) that levels on the vital waterway have “slightly” increased and it would look into why its outflow data from Chinese dams upstream differed from data later given by Beijing. Whether or not China’s 11 dams are harming downstream nations

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