Cocaine

  • Crime

    Cops nab Patong entertainment staffer allegedly selling cocaine to tourists

    Cops nabbed a Patong entertainment staffer on Saturday who allegedly sold cocaine to tourists. Police patrolling the infamous party hotspot of Bangla Road received a tip-off from an anonymous entertainment venue operator that a staffer was selling cocaine to tourists on the road. The police then caught the staffer, 61 year old Rueng, reportedly with three bags of cocaine weighing 1.77…

  • Drugs

    Police nab Uzbek woman at Phuket Airport with 2.23 kg of cocaine

    In a drug bust, Thai police arrested an Uzbek woman at the Phuket International Airport for possession of 2.23 kilogrammes of cocaine. The Sakoo Police said they received a tip-off about a suspicious person and brought her in to be searched. Police identified the woman as 41 year old Shoira Rakmonova. Upon searching her, they found the illicit drugs stashed…

  • Crime

    Royal Thai Police ordered to find Red Bull Heir and deliver justice

    The Thai prime minister wrapped up the government’s last Cabinet meeting of 2022 by demanding the Royal Thai Police (RTP) find Red Bull Heir Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya and prosecute him. The 37 year old fled Thailand over ten years ago after a hit-and-run incident killed a police officer, Wichian Klanprasert, in Bangkok, on September 3, 2012. Boss, then 27, was…

  • Drugs

    3 men arrested for drugs, selling fake cocaine

    As officials continue to crack down on drugs and guns after the daycare centre massacre, three entertainment workers in Patong were arrested for possession of meth. They had real drugs on them when police stopped them, but are accused of selling fake cocaine to tourists. The three men, aged 25, 48, and 49 from Pattani and Narathiwat provinces were arrested…

  • Drugs

    Drug dealer arrested on Bangla, previously threatened tourists with gun

    Phuket Police arrested a man for drug dealing on Bangla Road after having previously arrested him for threatening tourists with a gun full of blanks. The man, identified as Kittipong, was arrested after a post online claimed that police have been turning a blind eye to his criminal activities. The man was taken into custody with hand-rolled ganja cigarettes, dried…

  • Video

    Thailand News Update | No impact to Thai aviation despite Ukraine-Russia tensions

    Recognising the current situation in Ukraine and the early phases of Russian aggression in the former Soviet state. Whilst there is no direct impact on Thailand as of right now we don’t have anything specific to report.Although the US and UK governments have already banned flights from the Russian national airline Aeroflot, planes are still arriving from Moscow to Thailand…

  • Thailand

    Foreign man arrested for allegedly smuggling 1.28 kilograms of cocaine into Thailand

    Thailand’s Customs Department seized 1.28 kilograms of cocaine from a man at a quarantine who had just entered the country from Guinea Bissau. Authorities suspect the man may have ingested the packages drugs as a way to get passed security at the airport. The 41 year old man from Sierra Leone arrived at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport on February 12. He…

  • Crime

    Customs officers seize 15.5 kilograms of cocaine, arrest 3 Brazilians at Bangkok airport

    Police arrested three people at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Aiport who were allegedly carrying 15.5 kilograms of cocaine in their luggage. Reports say the drugs had a street value of 46.5 million baht. The suspects, who are from Brazil, flew to Thailand from their home country on Monday on two different flights. A 27 year old man and 22 year old woman…

  • Thailand

    Husband and wife arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle crystal methamphetamine to Hong Kong

    A man and his wife have been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle 9 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, which they hid in shoulder bags, to Hong Kong. The drugs were seized nearly a year prior in Bangkok. Henry Kelechi Alaeto, a Nigerian national, and his Thai wife, 24 year old Wanwisa Pilatan, were detained by police in their Bangkok room,…

  • Drugs

    Expat arrested on drug charges allegedly claims to be a local “Robin Hood”

    A British national arrested in Chiang Mai for allegedly selling drugs apparently claims to be a local “Robin Hood,” using money he obtained from the rich through illegal acts to give to those in need. Reports in Thai media say the man claims to have spent 1 million baht to buy things for children and villagers who have been affected…

  • Drugs

    Narcotics Control Board announce recent drug busts, heroin and cocaine sent by mail

    In Thailand’s ongoing crackdown on transnational drug trafficking, police seized heroin hidden in a photo frame in a package destined for Australia, and in a separate case, seized cocaine hidden in mascara tubes from a package sent to Thailand from Costa Rica. In the first drug seizure, 470 grams of heroin were hidden in a photo frame in a package…

  • Thailand

    Morphine, cocaine, opium, to be legalised for medical use in Thailand

    Thailand is set to decriminalise 102 drugs, including morphine, opium, and cocaine, for medical use and research purposes. A proclamation in the Royal Gazette declares that, from July 2021, the substances may be sold or used in very specific, limited circumstances. The drugs are classified as category 2 under Thailand’s Narcotics Act and also include fentanyl and codeine. That’s what…

  • Crime

    No probe from prosecution commission after deputy attorney-general drops “Boss” charges

    Deputy Attorney-General Nate Naksuk will not be investigated by the Public Prosecutor Commission after his decision to drop a charge of reckless driving against Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya. It is alleged the Red Bull heir ran over and killed a Bangkok policeman in 2012, while speeding and under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Since announcing the dropping of charges, Nate…

  • Crime

    Bangkok police nab illegal Nigerian 2 year overstayer with cocaine

    A Nigerian man who entered Thailand illegally 2 years ago has arrested in Bangkok’s Suan Luang area and found to be in possession of cocaine. Thailand’s immigration chief says immigration officers were keeping tabs on a drug distribution network and soon had a black man in their sights at a condo building in the Suan Luang area of the capital.…

  • Crime

    Police say “Boss” tested positive for cocaine due to dentistry

    Police are claiming that illicit drugs, including cocaine, found in the blood samples of Red Bull scion Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya in the infamous fatal 2012 hit-and-run case were for his dental treatment. A parliamentary committee invited officials yesterday for questioning regarding case. A spokesman for the committee told a press briefing that the panel questioned officers who handled the case…

  • Crime

    Unidentified foreigner arrested in Nonthaburi drug sting

    77kaoded reports that police in Nonthaburi conducted a drug sting at a petrol station on Tiwanon Road late last week. They arranged to buy 20 grams of cocaine for 100,000 baht from a foreigner identified only as “Mike”, who arrived on a Yamaha motorbike. But as officers revealed themselves outside the petrol station toilets Mike realised his situation and ran off.…

  • Crime

    4 foreigners, 2 Thais nabbed in 3 drug busts

    Four foreign nationals and two Thais have been arrested in three separate drug seizures involving heroin, ecstasy pills, cocaine, MDA, LSD and marijuana. The first bust saw two Taiwanese men arrested yesterday while trying to smuggle 15 kilograms of heroin out of Thailand in instant noodle packages and powder cans. The two, identified as Li Chun Hui and Li Chai…

  • Crime

    Large heroin bust announced in Bangkok

    PHOTO: Naew Na The deputy national police has announced the arrest of two suspects in two large drug seizures. Heroin weighing 100 kilograms, plus one and a half kilograms of cocaine were seized. Deputy chief Pol Gen Chalermkiat Srivorakhan made the presentation to the media at the Crime Suppression Division headquarters in Bangkok. The media conference went through the long list of…

  • Bangkok

    Australian and Thai transnational drug smugglers drop the ball

    PHOTO: The Nation How much heroin can you smuggle in eight (car) shock absorbers? Apparently close to 4 kilograms. A joint Thai-Australian drug suppression operation called Taskforce Storm has yielded results and arrested two transnational heroin smugglers. Police identified the two as 38 year old Canadian Stephens Blair and 27 year old Thai Pahon Sivasirikaroon. The pair were apprehended when they…

  • Cannabis News

    More cocaine being discovered in Patong

    More cocaine has been discovered in Patong while more heroin has been seized in a major crackdown on ‘hard’ drugs. Police and authorities say they are concerned about the rise in drug seizures and the amounts flowing around Phuket’s seaside party town. Phuket Vice Governor Supot Rodrueang Na Nong Khai says, “Nowadays drugs price have decreased, especially the cost of…