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Kanchanaburi police officer’s twin sons arrested for trafficking methamphetamines

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Twin sons of a Thai police officer have been arrested and charged with trafficking methamphetamine, according to Thai-language daily Matichon. The arrests were made yesterday.

Thai army and border patrol Police stopped a car driven by the two 20 year old twins at a routine checkpoint in western Thailand. A routine search of the vehicle uncovered 2,000 methamphetamine tables in 4 separate containers.

The twins told police that a Burmese person told him to fetch the drugs from the Phaya Tongsoo Village in Myanmar, just across the border from the Sangkhlaburi district in Kanchanburi A Burmese man later took one of the twins across the border to a temple, where he received 2,000 methamphetamine pills.

The father of the twins is a Thai police officer who had served in Sangkhla Buri and Thong Phapoom districts in Kanchanaburi. He is now working at the Office of Police Region 9, accord to Matichon News.

 

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    Brian

    Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 1:25 pm

    One thing I’d actually like to get from the Thaiger is more insight from locals about why so much of this drug is being used. One feeling I get is that since many Thais do not get much money for their time, they want to work longer. Stimulants are obviously good for that. But is that the main reason? It doesn’t seem to me as if Thais are afflicted with the same degree of general unhappiness as in the US where the opioid crisis predominates.

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      Issan John

      Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 8:10 pm

      Not a “local”, but from what I’m told by those “locals” with users in their family it’s because it’s cheap and easily available.

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      Ynwaps

      Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 9:40 pm

      Same reason Thais love coffee. Makes them work harder for their corn.

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    Terrence

    Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 4:18 pm

    @Brian can’t speak you mind without losing face. It’s a deeply cultural problem – Thais can’t apologize or take responsibility for their own actions. They deny their own personalities so can’t grow. Hence drugs and violence.

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    jesus Monroe

    Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 6:23 pm

    ……..and the corruption begins…….who’s your daddy…….

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    James Pate

    Monday, January 25, 2021 at 7:21 am

    2000 pills is not a big haul compared with other recent reports here. They must be punished or they will continue to act with impunity. Perhaps they can learn a new skill in prison, such as fortune telling.

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