The Thai Ministry of Justice has said the second phase of Safe Mekong Joint Operation has been successful, as many drug dealers have been arrested.

Representing Thailand, Justice Minister General Paiboon Koomchaya attended the Safe Mekong conference held in Chiang Mai between April 28 and 30.

High-ranking officials in charge of illegal drug control from Thailand, Laos, Myanmar and China participated in the event.

The Safe Mekong Joint Operation was set up on January 12 and has since made significant progress in eradicating drugs. The operation has proven to be successful as many drug dealers were arrested from January 12 – March 12.

General Paiboon said Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha had given his blessing to have the operation extended from May 11th – September 11th.-VNA