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Upbeat ending to narcotics conference

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CAPE PANWA: The 5th Thailand-Burma Drug Law Enforcement Cooperation Meeting has ended on an upbeat note, participants said today. In a press conference held at noon at the Cape Panwa Hotel, officials from Thailand and Burma announced that it was decided at the one-and-a-half-day meeting to set up three “Border Drug Trafficking Control Centers” on the Thai-Burmese border. These will be at Chiang Rai-Thachilek; Mae Sot-Miawadee and Ranong-Koh Thong. Burmese officials also said that they have been making more progress in investigating and controlling drug trafficking, thanks to cooperation between the two countries. In addition, it was announced that the two countries will collaborate with Laos and China to control drug trafficking by exchanging information and techniques, by controlling precursor chemicals from which the drugs are made, and by developing human resources to ensure the efficiency of anti-narcotics officers. Both countries also agreed that it is crucial to control the drug trade along the Mekong River. The river originates in China, enters Laos near its border with Burma, and flows along the frontier between Thailand and Laos before entering Cambodia. Pol Maj Gen Soe Win, who led the Burmese delegation to the talks, said that although the world accuses his country of making drugs, neighboring countries know the truth – that Myanmar does not have the raw materials or the chemicals to make narcotics. These, he said, are imported from other countries by people manufacturing drugs in minority tribal areas along Burma’s border with Thailand. He added that Burma does not deny that drugs are made on its soil, but is trying to convince its people to stop making and using them. Burma is the main source of ya bah (methamphetamine), the most commonly abused narcotic in Thailand.



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Indian tourist rescued from a near-drowning at Patong Beach

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PHOTOS: Patong Surf Life Saving

An Indian tourist has been rescued from drowning after getting into difficulty while swimming at Patong beach yesterday.

Patong Surf Life Saving report that around 1.30pm at Patong Beach an Indian tourist was spotted in the water, choking and fighting to stay afloat.

Lifeguards dived in and brought him back to the beach. He was not breathing and his heart has stopped beating by the time they got him back to shore. Lifeguards urgently applied CPR.

Mr Jhamnani’s heart started to beat again and he became conscious. He was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital where he is now recovering.

Well done to the team at Patong Surf Lifesaving. I think you can expect a visit from a grateful Indian tourist in a few days.

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Polish man charged after threatening people with a gun in Patong

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A Polish man has been charged with carrying a gun in public in Patong, Phuket.

Patong Police report that at 6.20pm last night (Tuesday) they were notified that a man was using a gun to threaten others at a hotel on Pisit Koranee Road in Patong.

Police headed to the hotel to find the Polish man. He denied any knowledge about the gun. Then Police questioned his Thai wife. She took police to a room where she gave the gun to police.

The Polish man has now been charged with illegal possession of gun and carrying it in public without a permit.

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Phuket kratom-cooker robs pharmacies – VIDEO

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Phuket police yesterday have arrested a thief while he was cooking up a batch of kratom. He had earlier robbed pharmacies in Chalong, Phuket.

Chief Investigator of the Phuket Provincial Police Col Prawit Engchuan says, “Yesterday we have arrested 25 year old Rattaphon Pales at a house in Chalong. Police seized 0.45 litres of liquid kratom.”

“On Monday night Chalong Police were notified that a man had robbed a pharmacy in Chalong (video below) with a knife. He stole 30,000 baht cash and sped away on that occasion.”

“We have continued the investigation and arrested a suspect while he was cooking liquid kratom at his home.”

“He had robbed the same pharmacy last week and another pharmacy in Vichit. In total he has stolen about 50,000 baht in cash.”

“He was taken to Chalong Police Station where he was charged with illegal possession of Category 5 Drugs and theft.”

PHUKETPhuket police have arrested a thief while he was cooking kratom after robbing pharmacies in Phuket.

Posted by The Thaiger on Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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