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TouchingCheap Drug Complicates Conflict in Southern Thailand

Thai drug user mixes the popular cheap narcotic drink



Thai drug user mixes the popular cheap narcotic drink



Thai drug user mixes the popular cheap narcotic drink



Thai drug user mixes the popular cheap narcotic drink

A Thai drug user mixes the popular cheap narcotic drink as it is cooked over a fire on September 1, 2011 in Narwathiwat, southern Thailand. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)




Thai drug user adds the powder from an illegal pill called mano one to the popular cheap narcotic drink, 4 x 100



Thai drug user adds the powder from an illegal pill called mano one to the popular cheap narcotic drink, 4 x 100

A Thai drug user adds the powder from an illegal pill called “mano one” to the popular cheap narcotic drink, 4 x 100, on September 1, 2011 in Narwathiwat, southern Thailand. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)




Thai Malay Muslim user mixes coke into 4 x 100, the popular cheap narcotic drink



Thai Malay Muslim user mixes coke into 4 x 100, the popular cheap narcotic drink



Thai Malay Muslim user mixes coke into 4 x 100, the popular cheap narcotic drink

Thai Malay Muslim user mixes coke into 4 x 100, the popular cheap narcotic drink on September 1, 2011 in Narwathiwat, southern Thailand. Translated as “sii khun roi”, 4 x 100 is a mix of the illegal kratom leaf, cough syrup and Coca-Cola with added ingredients like tranquilizers and marijuana. Many unemployed young ethnic Thai Malay Muslims are becoming more embedded in daily substance abuse and a culture of drugs as they turn to substances such as 4 x 100, marijuana and methamphetamines to cope with daily life. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)




Thai Malay Muslim drug users drink 4x100, the popular cheap narcotic drink

Thai Malay Muslim drug users drink 4x100, the popular cheap narcotic drink, on September 1, 2011 in Narwathiwat, southern Thailand. In southern Thailand for the last 6 years there has been almost daily violence happening over a wide region which has claimed more than 4,000 lives. The on-going, low grade insurgency and violence is between Muslim separatists, and the Thai security forces in a country that is over 95% buddhist. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)


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