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Thai tourists abandoned at Suvarnabhumi after buying dodgy tour to South Korea

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PHOTOS: The Tourist Police Bureau 

A Thai man has been arrested over the operation of an non-existent tour. He has abandoned five Thai tourists who had bought a tour to South Korea at Suvarnabhumi Airport this week.

The Tourist Police report that 32 year old Thai man Puwanart Prakam was arrested at Suvarnabhumi Airport. He has failed to present a tour operating license.

The arrest came after Tourist Police were notified that five Thai tourists were abandoned at Suvarnabhumi Airport. They have bought a tour to South Korea from February 6 to February 11 for 14,900 baht for each.

On Wednesday night, when they arrived at the appointed meeting area at the airport, they found that no tour guide would be traveling with them. The trip had been ‘cancelled’ (if it ever existed) so they reported the matter to the Tourist Police.

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The legalisation of marijuana for medical purposes, is now in effect

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Grass, pot, ganja, marijuana… cannabis.

Whatever you want to call it, it can now be grown legally in Thailand and used in medical and scientific applications with the consent of the authorities, under strict guidelines.

The Narcotics Act 2562, which seeks to amend specific provisions of the Narcotics Act of 1979 to enable the use of marijuana for the treatment of patients, study, research and development, has now been published in the Royal Gazette.

The revised also allows for cultivation in agricultural, commercial and industrial uses for medical benefits as well.

However, the legal use of marijuana will be placed under the control of a committee headed by the permanent secretary of agriculture and comprises heads of several departments such as the Health Support Services Department, the Industrial Works Department, the Mental Health Department and the Medical Council.

The law also allows for the legal use of “kanchong”, or hemp, with consent from the committee.

Import and export of marijuana in quantities, appropriate for medical treatment of certain ailments, is now permissible under the law, but there must be a prescription or a certificate from a certified medical practitioner.

However, the import or export of marijuana in excess of 10 kilograms remains prohibited as this will be considered trafficking in narcotics.

This is the first time in Thailand that marijuana can be used legally for medical or scientific purposes despite the fact that the studies indicate the plant may possess medicinal qualities of value to some patients.

The controlled use of marijuana for medical and scientific purposes is considered an initial step which will eventually lead to wider use for other purposes.

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Weather for February 20

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Bangkok

Generally clear. High 34ºC. Winds S at 10 to 15 km/h.Weather for February 20 | News by The Thaiger

Phuket

Generally clear. High 31ºC. Winds NE at 10 to 15 km/h.Weather for February 20 | News by The Thaiger

Chiang Mai

Generally clear. High 35ºC. Winds SE and variable.Weather for February 20 | News by The Thaiger

Pattaya

Generally clear. High 31ºC. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 km/h.

Weather for February 20 | News by The Thaiger

Hua Hin

Generally clear. High 31ºC. Winds SE at 10 to 15 km/h.

Weather for February 20 | News by The Thaiger

Ko Samui

Generally clear. High 26ºC. Winds ESE at 15 to 25 km/h.

Weather for February 20 | News by The Thaiger

 

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Syrian woman arrested with fake Spanish passport at Suvarnabhumi Airport

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PHOTOS: Immigration Bureau

Immigration officers at Suvarnabhumi Airport have arrested a Syrian woman with a fake Spain passport.

The Immigration Bureau reports that, while they were patrolling the airport, they found the woman who was acting suspiciously.

They asked to see her passport which had her name listed on the passport as Alampana Albana, a Spanish national. She was waiting for a flight to Germany.

Officers also found another Syrian passport which identified her name as Mrs Manal Ahmad Alnayed.

The woman admitted that the Syrian passport was her real passport. She told officers her husband, who lived in Germany, arranged it for her.

She says she purchased the fake passport in Malaysia. She received the flight tickets from a foreign woman at the KL airport.

Mrs Alnayed has been charged with illegal possession of, and using, a fake passport.

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