KUNMING, July 26 (Xinhua) -- The 84th Mekong River joint patrol led by China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand concluded Friday afternoon at Guanlei Port in southwest China's Yunnan Province.
A total of 153 law enforcement officers from the four countries in seven vessels participated in the mission and covered 512 km in four days, according to the Yunnan provincial public security department.
A total of 29 vehicles, 37 people and 1.96 tonnes of cargo were inspected during the mission, along with an information exchange meeting and an anti-drug campaign. China and Laos held an information exchange meeting during the patrol.
The Mekong River, known as the Lancang River in China, is a vital waterway for cross-border shipping among China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.
Joint patrols on the Mekong River started in December 2011.