32 tonnes of narcotics incinerated on UN International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Thailand incinerated about 32 tonnes of various narcotics today (Monday), worth an estimated 21.4 billion baht on the street, to mark the UN’s International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit…

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Large cache of narcotics seized in Lampang and Chiang Rai

Thai police confiscated a large cache of narcotics, including nine million methamphetamine tablets, 297kg of crystal methamphetamine (Ice) and 20kg of ketamine, in three separate seizures in the northern provinces…

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6 million methamphetamine pills seized, five men arrested in Chiang Rai

Officers from the office of Thailand’s Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) seized six million methamphetamine pills, hidden in three vehicles, and arrested five men in Wiang Pa Pao district of the…

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Large haul of narcotics seized in Myanmar en route to Thailand

Myanmar anti-narcotic officials seized a large quantity of narcotics, destined for Thailand, across the Thai-Myanmar border from Chiang Rai Province on Monday. Wichai Chaimongkhon, secretary-general of Thailand’s Office of the…

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Chinese businessman surrenders to Thai police to face drugs charges

A Chinese businessman, who is suspected of being involved in “grey business” in Thailand, surrendered to the Thai police, at the Police Club on Vibhavadi Rangsit Highway today (Wednesday), to…

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Thais warned not to take cannabis or hemp products to some countries

The Thai embassies in Japan, Indonesia and Vietnam have advised the Foreign Ministry to warn Thai people not to bring cannabis, hemp or their extracts when they visit these countries,…

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Drugs, underage patrons found in police raid on illegal pub in Bangkok

Officials from the Provincial Administration Department (PAD) and Pathumwan district police raided a pub in Bangkok’s Rong Muang area early this morning (Saturday), after they received information that the nightspot…

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A step closer to decriminalisation of cannabis and hemp in Thailand

The Narcotics Control Committee agreed today (Thursday) to decriminalise the use of all parts of and extracts from cannabis and hemp in Thailand by removing the plants from the Category…

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Almost 500 kg of crystal meth seized

Customs officers at Bangkok’s Klong Toey port has seized 193.5 kgs of crystal methamphetamine, or “ice”, hidden in boxing punch bags bound for Australia in Bangkok, with a combined worth…

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Photo: Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration, Narcotics Division

Kratom can be grown legally, leaves sold commercially in Thailand from Aug 24

From August 24th, Kratom plants (Mitragyna speciosa) can be cultivated legally and its leaves, which contain psychotropic alkaloids, may be sold commercially in Thailand with impunity, while those being detained…

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