Connect with us

Phuket

Thailand to step up fight against “ice’

Legacy Phuket Gazette

Published 

 on 

Thailand to step up fight against “ice’ | The Thaiger
  • follow us in feedly

NAI YANG: Thailand will improve its coordination with Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) partners as part of its fight against drug trafficking in the region, with particular focus on the growing popularity of “ice”, a crystalline form of methamphetamine (ya bah).

Deputy Prime Minister and Justice Minister Pol Gen Chidchai Vanasatidya made the announcement at the Senior Officials Meeting on Transnational Crime Plus Three (SOMTC+3) Working Group on Narcotics being held at the Pearl Village Phuket Resort yesterday and today.

Gen Chidchai explained that ice is already popular in Japan, Malaysia and China, and stressed, “Asean countries need greater coordination in fighting drug trafficking in those countries, including more involvement from Asean dialog partner South Korea, where the drug is becoming increasingly popular.

“Thailand must be aware of this kind of narcotic, too. Ya bah is the most popular [illegal drug] in Thailand, but we must be more wary of ice.”

He also said that Thailand and Malaysia are working together on cocaine control, especially the problem of drug dealers importing cocaine to Malaysia and trafficking it from there to Thailand.

“Thailand is continuing its efforts against drugs, despite the fact that the numbers of users and dealers are decreasing,” Gen Chidchai said.

“However, Thailand must focus more on strengthening the local community, making them strong and keeping them away from narcotics.”

Keep in contact with The Thaiger by following our Facebook page.
Never miss out on future posts by following The Thaiger.



Read more headlines, reports & breaking news in Phuket. Or catch up on your Thailand news.

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Weather

Heavy rain across the country this weekend – local forecasts

The Thaiger

Published

on

Heavy rain across the country this weekend – local forecasts | The Thaiger

Heavy rain is expected across much of Thailand over the next few days, mostly as a result of the intensity of a tropical storm crossing into Vietnam today, ‘Noul’, from the South China Sea. The low pressure cell will help intensify the effects of the south west monsoon too. But the remnants of the storm won’t “slam” into Northern Thailand as one news site claimed – rather it will be a lot of rain and increased winds. The storm is expected to cross into Thailand around the Mukdahan province some time early tomorrow, Around the country, Saturday will be the […]

Continue Reading

Road deaths

9 year old killed after truck hydroplaned into Phuket restaurant and shop

Caitlin Ashworth

Published

on

9 year old killed after truck hydroplaned into Phuket restaurant and shop | The Thaiger
PHOTO: True ID

A 9 year old girl was killed after a pickup truck driver lost control of his vehicle, hydroplaning on the wet road and crashing into a roadside restaurant in Phuket. 7 other people were injured. The outdoor restaurant had tables set up in front of a motorbike shop. The truck ploughed through the tables and crashed into the motorbike shop’s window. The road was slippery from the rain. The truck driver says he was heading toward Phang Nga when he lost control of his truck, hitting a car and motorbike before crashing into the restaurant and into the shop window. The […]

Continue Reading

Events

Phuket’s ‘Boat Splash’ welcomes everyone for some fun in the sun

The Thaiger

Published

on

Phuket’s ‘Boat Splash’ welcomes everyone for some fun in the sun | The Thaiger

Disabled Sailing Thailand are organising Phuket’s first Boat Splash on October 21 off Phuket’s east coast. An on-water meet-up that’s open to everyone, Boat Splash will take place in the waters between Rang Yai Island off Phuket Boat Lagoon and Royal Phuket Marina, and Cape Yamu. What originally grew from an idea to offer people with disabilities a safe opportunity to get out on the water on a large leisure craft, has now grown into a fully-inclusive event where anyone can rendezvous off the east coast for an afternoon of fun on the sea and in the sun. “Accessibility is […]

Continue Reading
Follow The Thaiger by email:

Trending