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Mekong crackdown nets 800 suspects

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Police from four countries have detained more than 800 suspects and shut down several drug rings in a crackdown on gangs operating along the Mekong River, Chinese state media said on Tuesday. 

A file photo of the Mekong River. Police are targeting large-scale trafficking and drug production bases in the "Golden Triangle" straddling the borders between China, Thailand, Myanmar and Laos. (AP photo)

The month-long operation by police from China, Thailand, Myanmar and Laos led to the arrest of 812 suspects from the four nations and Vietnam, Xinhua news agency quoted Chinese police as saying.

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