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Regarding your Friday front page story, ''Govt war on drugs hailed a success'', the gloating over the "success" of the government's anti-drug efforts would be much more impressive if it also included some of the true drug kingpins and associated influential people who really make it happen here in Thailand as part of that arrest list. 

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I read with mounting incredulity the piece printed in the Friday Bangkok Post entitled ''Govt war on drugs hailed a success'' as it slavishly presented the government's line asserting that ''more than 330,000 suspects had been arrested''. It is only when one coldly thinks about that statement does its ridiculousness truly reveal itself. This means that 27,500 suspects were being arrested a month and 6,346 were being arrested a week. That's more than 900 a day and 35 an hour, around the clock, which really strains believability.

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