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  • Crime News

    Police raid Nasa club in Chon Buri, arrest 9, find 105 drug users

    Police conducted a significant raid on the Nasa club in Mueang, Chon Buri at 1.30pm yesterday. More than 150 officers from various agencies participated in the operation, aiming to curb illegal activities at the venue. Upon their arrival, officers encountered a bustling crowd enjoying the nightlife. As the police presence became evident, many patrons attempted to flee and dispose of…

  • Cannabis

    Thailand faces cannabis reclassification deadline

    The Government of Thailand faces a rapidly approaching reclassification deadline set by cannabis advocacy groups. Cannabis Future Network, a prominent pro-cannabis group, stated last week that whether the Public Health Ministry intends to fully or partially reclassify cannabis, the decision must be backed by scientific evidence. The group has given the government 15 days to substantiate its stance. Reclassifying cannabis…

  • Thailand News

    Fears mount as Thailand’s 10 year old rice set to hit Nigeria

    Growing concerns and fears are emerging in Africa’s most populous country over the possibility of Thailand’s 10-year-old stored rice entering the Nigerian and African markets. This comes after the Thai government announced plans to sell it to the public, BusinessDay Nigeria has reported. Thailand plans to auction 150,000 sacks of rice that have been kept in warehouses for 10 years,…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand police bust fake pet medication ring

    Thailand police swooped to bust a clandestine operation producing counterfeit flea and tick treatments for pets, uncovering over 40,000 illicit products. The raid, which revealed a shocking use of termite poison in the mix, has potentially saved countless pets from life-threatening heart failure. The joint operation by Thailand’s Consumer Protection Police Division (CPPD) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand Video News | Recreational Cannabis to be banned by year end?, Tuk Tuks and Taxis overcharging foreigners fix

    Stay up-to-date for the latest news in Thailand: Thai prosecutors plan to indict key figures aiding Red Bull heir’s evasion of justice. Recreational marijuana ban imminent in Thailand amidst industry growth. Chemical warehouse fire prompts evacuations. Bangkok tackles tourist overcharging issue. Human-elephant conflict persists in Thailand. Another arrest has been made in the case of the absconding Red Bull heir…

  • Thailand News

    DSI seizes 10 million baht in uncertified goods in southern Thailand

    The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) conducted a raid today in the warehouse of a renowned online merchant in Yala province, seizing over 10 million baht worth of uncertified goods. The operation was led by Chayaphon Saitawee, the director of the Special Case Operations Center in the Southern Border Provinces. The DSI, alongside the administrative officials of Mueang Yala District…

  • Cannabis

    Guide to getting medical cannabis licenses in Thailand

    Venturing into the medical cannabis sector in Thailand? You must be up to speed with how licenses are issued. With the country’s government playing a significant role, navigating the licensing process can seem daunting at first. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. From January 29, 2021, Thailand began accepting applications for various cannabis-related activities, including production and distribution for…

  • Thailand News

    Illegal meatball factory raided, dirty products flood Bangkok and surrounding areas

    The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) police conducted a raid at an illegal meatball factory in the central province of Pathum Thani on December 18. The substandard and dirty products were found to be shipped throughout Bangkok and surrounding provinces. CIB officers launched proactive measures and operations against illegal food producers in the country after six children suffered dizziness and rapid…

  • Thailand News

    Four Thailand provinces extend nightlife venue hours to boost economy

    Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chon Buri, and Phuket, four prime Thai provinces, are all set to extend the operational hours of their nightlife venues including bars and pubs until 4am. Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin announced the decision, which is set to come into effect from December 15, as part of an initiative to boost domestic tourism and the economy. PM Srettha…

  • Thailand News

    Thai schools warned about unapproved candy balls’ sale posing health risks to students

    Education authorities issued a health warning about the sale of candy balls near schools. These products, which do not have Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and are not correctly labelled according to Ministry of Public Health announcements and Food Act B.E. 2522, could potentially harm children’s health. This was revealed today by Pheumpoon Chidchob, Education Minister. The FDA had…

  • Visa Information

    Prohibited goods in Thailand: What not to pack for your trip

    If you’re gearing up for an adventure in the Land of Smiles, you’ve probably got your packing list all sorted out. But before you zip up that suitcase, make sure you’re clued in on Thailand’s customs rules. We don’t want you to have any nasty surprises at the airport, do we? So, here’s a lowdown on what’s a no-no when…

  • Thailand News

    Nightclub raided: underage entry, drug use and lack of license lead to five-year closure

    A notorious nightclub in the Lam Luk Ka district was stormed and dismantled by the Ministry of Interior (MOI) for allowing underage visitors and drug use. The raid, conducted last night, alarmed over 300 patrons, with some discarding drugs such as ice, ketamine, and happy wormer on the floor. Out of the total patrons, 137 tested positive for drug use.…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok police and FDA seize codeine-laced syrup worth 1 million baht

    Police Major General Anan Nanasombat, who heads the Consumer Protection Police Division (CPPD), and a team from the Thai Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sparked a meticulous search operation at six designated locations on Tuesday, October 17. The focus of this operation was to locate and seize syrup laced with Codeine and other drugs that had not been officially registered…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand tightens ban on undeclared pork imports amid African Swine Fever fears

    Thailand’s continual enforcement of the ban on unregulated pork imports, including for personal use, has been underscored by the detection and confiscation of illegal pork imports at major international airports. The canine unit, known as Inspector Beagle, plays a vital role in these inspections, seeking out any meat products potentially carrying viral strains of African Swine Fever (ASF). Friday, October…

  • Thailand News

    Influenza cases rise fivefold in Thailand amid illegal antiviral drug concerns

    A startling surge in influenza cases has been observed in Thailand this year, with a fivefold increase compared to last year’s monthly averages. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to the public about illegal antiviral medications labelled as oseltamivir being smuggled into the country. Doctor Thira Woratanarat from the Faculty of Medicine at Chulalongkorn University revealed, on…

  • Thailand News

    FDA confirms Japanese seafood imports safe from Fukushima radioactivity

    Seafood imported from Japan is free of harmful radioactivity levels, as confirmed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This comes in response to global worries about the potential contamination of marine life following the discharge of wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear power plant that was devastated by a tsunami. Lertchai Lertvut, the FDA’s deputy secretary-general, detailed yesterday that rigorous…

  • Thailand News

    Brew-haha: Lazada and Shopee ban Lung Jun Coffee beans over explicit content

    Two leading Asian e-commerce platforms, Lazada and Shopee, have banned Lung Jun Coffee after discovering the brand sold coffee beans with explicit pictures and advertisements referring to a man and woman’s private parts. ThaiRath reported that concerned locals, upon encountering Lung Jun’s coffee beans on an e-commerce platform and noticing social media posts drawing attention to the explicit brand’s content,…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s FDA ramps up seafood inspection following Fukushima wastewater discharge

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is holding back on any immediate action following the discharge of wastewater from Japan’s damaged Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean on August 24. This detail was shared by Lertchai Lertvut, the FDA’s deputy secretary-general. Lertchai stated that the FDA has been in conversation with the Department of Fisheries, the Office of Atoms…

  • Thailand News

    Ban Pong police raid pubs for underage drinking and drug violations

    A thorough investigation has been instigated by Ratchaburi Provincial Police against five high-ranking officers stationed at Ban Pong police station, in light of a raid at two unauthorised pubs supposed to have allowed entry of teenagers, underage drinking, and drug consumption. The raid, initiated in the small hours of yesterday, resulted in the arrest of Thanawat Wijitcharasakul, aged 30 and…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s FDA warns against personal use of dengue testing kits amid increasing cases

    In an urgent public appeal, Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cautioned against personal use of dengue testing kits. The kits, while acknowledged for their efficacy, have been approved for use by healthcare professionals only due to the complexity of dengue detection. Lertchai Lertwut, the deputy secretary-general of the FDA, underscored that accurate diagnosis of dengue fever demands more than…

  • Thailand News

    Samrong beauty clinics raided for explicit content and unregistered products

    Recently, a beauty clinic in the Samrong area and its Chai Samoraphum branch were raided by Thai Food and Drug Administration (FDA), health service support and Consumer Protection Police Division officials. The investigation, which was prompted by revealing and provocative content uploaded to YouTube, uncovered more than 500,000 followers on a content creator’s channel. This marketing strategy, however, has caused…

  • Thailand News

    Illegal drug bust: RTP arrest foreign duo and local ladies in Thailand cross-border narcotics scheme

    Royal Thai Police officers yesterday arrested two foreign men and two Thai women for supplying illegal life-threatening drugs at home and abroad. The illegal products worth 6 million baht were confiscated. The investigation into the illegal drugs in Thailand was conducted following a tip-off of a 33 year old Kazakhstani woman named Gaukhar Kussainova who illegally supplied dangerous weight loss drugs…

  • World News

    US faces worst chemotherapy drug shortage in 30 years, affecting 100,000 patients

    Toni Dezomits, a 55-year-old retired law enforcement officer, faces a difficult battle with stage 4 ovarian cancer. Just before her third round of chemotherapy last month, she was informed of a nationwide shortage of the generic chemotherapy drug carboplatin, one of the three medications she was scheduled to receive. Left with no choice, the North Carolina resident is completing her…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s Cannabis Future Network warns parties against reinstating plant as narcotic

    The Cannabis Future Network in Thailand has called upon three alliance parties not to reinstate cannabis as a narcotic drug, referring to the decision as “getting the first shirt button wrong” and potentially leading to further issues. The network leader, Prasitchai Nunual, expressed his concerns on their Facebook fan page, stating that the ad-hoc committee responsible for discussing the removal…

  • Thailand News

    Twist in Thai cyanide serial killer case: Actress and nurses investigated for buying same poison as killer

    There has been another twist in the Thai cyanide serial killer case. Not only has the serial killer’s husband been charged with aiding and abetting her crimes and released on bail but the Royal Thai Police (RTP) is investigating the purchase of some cyanide by a famous Thai actress and 10 nurses, who reportedly bought the poison from the same…

  • Thailand News

    Police ex-husband charged for supporting cyanide serial killer’s reign of terror

    The Royal Thai Police (RTP) confirmed that the cyanide serial killer’s police officer ex-husband aided and abetted his former wife during her psychotic reign of terror. Although the specifics of his involvement have not been disclosed, he is currently facing three criminal charges. The cyanide serial killer, Sararat “Am” Rangsiwuthaporn, is facing charges for the murder of 10 victims in…

  • Thailand News

    Mahidol University introduces CAR-T cell therapy for B-cell leukaemia in Thailand

    Mahidol University has launched Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) modified T-cell therapy for the treatment of B-cell leukaemia, making Thailand the first country in the ASEAN region to adopt this advanced medical technique. Banjong Mahaisawariya, President of Mahidol University, noted that the university’s ability to implement a therapy currently used for certain blood cancers came as a result of a strategic…

  • Thailand News

    Democrats in Thailand get naughty: Pledge to legalize sex toys for the greater good

    The Democrat Party pledged its commitment to the legalisation of sex toys in Thailand, arguing that such a move would bring about numerous benefits beyond the realm of sexual pleasure. This stance highlights the party’s determination to establish a thriving and regulated sex toy industry within the country. Deputy government spokeswoman Rachada Dhnadirek, also an executive of the Democrat Party, clarified…

  • Crime News

    FDA urge parents to be cautious after several children ate cannabis edibles in southern Thailand

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urged parents to be cautious after several children in southern Thailand were hospitalized for consuming cannabis-infused edibles. The FDA was informed that the children had eaten chocolate cookies that contained high levels of the psychoactive compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which the FDA did not approve. The cookies were labelled “Twix Chocolate and THC 600 MG…

  • Thailand News

    Smuggled animal feed and drugs worth over 50 million baht seized

    Officers from the Department of Livestock Development (DLD), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Consumer Protection Police (CPPD) conducted a raid on an animal feed shop in the Lak Si district in Bangkok and seized smuggled animal feed and veterinary drugs to the tune of 50 million baht. The Director-general of the DLD, Sonchuan Rattanamangkalanon, reported that the…