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A fresh start to fighting drugs

The BMA is moving to build 'walls' to keep kids and teenagers away from pushers

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The seemingly unstoppable flood of methamphetamine and crystal methamphetamine into Bangkok has forced City Hall to take a fresh look at its attempts to prevent youngsters from being lured into taking drugs. 

Students of Wat Chong Lom in Bangkok’s Yannawa district relax in front of their school where an anti-drugs banner is hung. Youngsters are the target of City Hall’s new drug prevention campaign ‘Bangkok Clear’, aimed at protecting them from the dangers of drugs. PANUMAS SANGUANWONG

Bangkok governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra recently opened the Bangkok Clear Centre in the hope that it would become a new focal point in alleviating the problem rather than employing harsh measures against drug suspects.

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