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Better analysis needed to track down the source of new chemicals in illicit drugs

The Office of Narcotics Control Board has been training personnel in drug analysis to handle new illicit substances coming onto…

11 hours ago

Golden Triangle drug labs increase shipments 1000% – Speed and Ice pouring over the border

The number of seizures of high-purity crystal methamphetamine are surging into northern Thailand. The demand rises and the methods of…

3 days ago

Tham Luang caves closing for retrieval of all rescue equipment

Chiang Rai's Tham Luang caves, the scene of the international cave rescue last July, will close to all visitors from…

4 days ago

Missing Chiang Rai mother found safe in Kunming after 8 months

A missing 59 year old Thai woman, reportedly suffering from Alzheimers, has been found in Kunming, China’s Yunnan province, about…

6 days ago

Up up and away – getting married aloft in Chiang Rai

PHOTOS: The Nation Twenty couples, Thais and foreign, have taken their vows and married aloft hot-air balloons over Chiang Rai…

1 week ago

Warning: Massage can be dangerous for pregnant women – Health ministry

Massage can be dangerous for women at different stages of their pregnancy. The warning was issued by the Public Health…

2 weeks ago

Thai and Burmese authorities detain 81 in search for drug gang

by Natthawat Laping "Is wanted Thai drug trafficker 30 year old Pannawit Pathum among the group?" Burmese authorities have conducted…

2 weeks ago

Nan blossoms in pink splendour

Tourists are flocking to the far northern province of Nan, on the Laos border, this weekend to witness the beauty…

3 weeks ago

Narcotics Control Board say they’ve prevented 300 million meth pills coming into Thailand

PHOTO: Niyom Termsrisuk, ONCB secretary-general  - The Nation "During the period, the ONCB led officials to search 84,000 villages and…

3 weeks ago

Chiang Rai pick-up driver arrested with 4 million meth pills in the back

A man has been arrested in Chiang Rai with 4 million methamphetamine pills stacked into the back of his pick-up.…

3 weeks ago

Troops intercept pickup with 2.85 million meth pills – one smuggler killed

A shootout with Army troops has resulted in the death of a drug suspect while attempting to smuggle 2.8 million…

4 weeks ago

Aussie cave divers given top honours for their role in last year’s Tham Luang rescue

PHOTO: Richard Harris and Craig Challen along with Australian PM Scott Morrison Cave rescue divers Dr. Richard Harris and Craig Challen…

4 weeks ago

Thai cave rescuers announced as the Australians of the Year 2019

Craig Challen and Richard Harris have been awarded as the 2019 Australian of the Year for their contribution the Thailand…

4 weeks ago

‘The Cave’ due out mid year – First cave rescue film to reach cinemas

PHOTO: Thai-born director Tom Waller on location during the filming of "The Cave" in central Thailand - AFP A Thai-born…

1 month ago

Cave divers reunite to retrieve equipment at Tham Luang caves

Divers involved in last July's rescue of the 13 young Mu Pa footballers from the flooded Tham Luang caves in…

1 month ago

Chiang Rai Tourist Police hunting another foreign graffiti sprayer – VIDEO

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Chiang Rai Tourist Police The Chiang Rai Tourist Police are hunting for a foreign man who was caught on CCTV…

1 month ago

Burmese man arrested with 300 kilogram of ‘ice’ in Chiang Rai

A Burmese man from the Shan State has been arrested after troops intercepted his pickup and found a large shipment…

1 month ago

Thailand has a special support team in the stands today – Asian Cup opener against India

by Debayan Sen in Abu Dhabi for ESPN Ahead of their Asian Cup opening game against India today, Thailand will have…

2 months ago

The unforgettable heroes of Tham Luang – 2018 in retrospect

The 18 day operation in July to rescue 12 young footballers and their coach trapped in a Chiang Rai cave…

2 months ago

The Top 10 news stories for Thailand in 2018

There are two Top Ten lists for the most popular stories of 2018. This list is voted by The Thaiger…

2 months ago