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Cops build school, forge language skills and foster understanding in remote border community

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On the western frontier lies a remote village in Tak with a zero crime rate, no drug abuse and where residents practise a strict code of conduct. 

Border patrol police treat children to lunch at Letongkhu in the border district of Umphang in Tak. Police entered the remote Karen village on the Thai-Myanmar border with a mission to reduce crime and drug abuse and promote security. WASSAYOS NGAMKHAM

The village of Letongkhu in the border district of Umphang is being studied by the Border Patrol Police Bureau which is looking at hailing it as a drug- and crime-free model for other border communities.

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