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    Thailand Transnational Issues 2001
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    SOURCE: 2001 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Disputes - international: parts of the border with Laos are indefinite; parts of border with Cambodia are indefinite; sporadic border hostilities with Burma over border alignment and ethnic Shan rebels operating in cross-border region

      Illicit drugs: a minor producer of opium, heroin, and marijuana; illicit transit point for heroin en route to the international drug market from Burma and Laos; eradication efforts have reduced the area of cannabis cultivation and shifted some production to neighboring countries; opium poppy cultivation has been reduced by eradication efforts; also a drug money-laundering center; minor role in amphetamine production for regional consumption; increasing indigenous abuse of methamphetamine

      NOTE: The information regarding Thailand on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Thailand Transnational Issues 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Thailand Transnational Issues 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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