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  • Thailand News

    Karma: Thai man killed by Buddha statue during temple rampage

    A Thai man, who attacked a monk at a temple in Chon Buri province, later died after the sharp head of a Buddha statue pierced his chest during a rampage in the temple’s main hall. Locals suggested that his death appeared to be the swift result of karma. Residents in the Banbung district of Chon Buri province sought assistance from…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket man nabbed with substantial narcotics stash in town raid

    Phuket’s Provincial Crime Suppression Division managed to apprehend a 38 year old man in the bustling area of Phuket Town, following a discovery of a significant amount of narcotics on his person. Identified as Bunma “Golf” Chimmala, a resident of Ratsada, he was found in possession of 4,500 methamphetamine pills, also known as Yabah, and 265.2 grammes of crystal meth,…

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    ONCB considers dropping methamphetamine pill limit to three

    The Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) is contemplating a reduction in the permissible limit of methamphetamine pills from five to three. This proposal is in response to the substantial criticism received for the five-pill cap, enforced by the Ministry of Public Health since February 9. The current rule exempts individuals from criminal charges if they are found with…

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    Thailand to reassess recent reduction in meth penalties

    Thailand Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin affirmed yesterday that the government is open to reevaluating a recently announced policy which reduces penalties for individuals found with five or fewer methamphetamine pills. This statement follows the public disapproval that has arisen in response to the law, signed by Public Health Minister Cholnan Srikaew on February 9, which determines that anyone found with…

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    Methamphetamine seizures double in Thailand amid increased smuggling

    The second half of last year saw a significant spike in methamphetamine seizures in Thailand, with over 250 million pills intercepted, which is twice the quantity seized during the same period the prior year. This rise in the illegal drug trade is reportedly due to increased smuggling activities across the borders from neighbouring nations, as explained by Prime Minister Srettha…

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    Deserted Pattaya hotel turns into drug den, electricity theft hub

    Law enforcement and municipal authorities were left stunned as they uncovered a web of trespassing, illicit drug activities, and unauthorised power usage lurking within an abandoned hotel nestled in Soi 1, Jomtien Beach, on Monday. Despite the warning of a No Trespassing sign, the three-story hotel, shuttered during the Covid-19 pandemic, was harbouring five individuals in separate rooms. Shockingly, each…

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    Narcotics Control warns parents: Beware of lethal ‘party lollipops’ sweeping through social media

    The Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) has issued a stern warning to parents as a new threat emerges in the form of seemingly harmless lollipops. Dubbed “party lollipops” or “drunk lollipops,” these dangerous candies have skyrocketed in popularity among the younger generation and partygoers, posing a grave risk to unsuspecting individuals. Police Lieuteant-General Phanurat Lakboon, the Secretary-General of…

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    Thai agencies promote youth political participation amid rising issues

    A rise in youth problems related to drugs, violence, mental health deterioration, and financial woes has spurred Thai government agencies to promote greater youth political participation and heed the voices of the young. An event titled Learn Len Hen Local, showcasing the initiatives of the Children and Youth Council of Thailand (CYCT), was recently conducted by the Department of Local…

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    Thai FDA warns against unsafe online cosmetics containing banned substances

    Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made a startling revelation about unsafe cosmetic products sold online. After collecting samples today, the regulatory body found banned substances, including hydroquinone, retinoic acid, and steroids, in five cosmetic items from an online store. These findings have triggered an urgent public announcement to warn consumers about the potential dangers of these products. The online…

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    Man posing as undercover cop with BB gun arrested in Chon Buri, Thailand

    Chaos erupted in the municipality of Ban Bueng, Chon Buri province, when a 40 year old man, under the influence of drugs, terrorised residents by brandishing a gun and claiming to be an undercover police officer. The incident occurred around 10.30pm yesterday, January 23, and ended with the man’s arrest by local authorities. The man, identified only as Sorachai to…

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    Elderly woman rescued from drug-addict grandson’s threat

    An elderly woman, bedridden due to a leg amputation, was rescued in Udon Thani after her drug-addicted grandson threatened to burn her alive. Yesterday local villagers intervened when, 25 years old Prakasit, prepared to set his grandmother, 61 years old Pitya Dok Bua, on fire in their home. The police arrested Prakasit, who showed signs of recent drug use and…

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    Police officer arrested for using and selling Yaba from police station

    Officers of Nong Pling Police Station in the central province of Nakhon Sawan arrested a colleague for selling methamphetamine, also known as Yaba, on the police premises. Nong Pling Police Station‘s narcotics suppression unit discovered 55 year old Police Sub-lieutenant Suttirat Ampasawet offering drugs to addicts in the province. Officers then posed as customers and ordered 50 tablets of Yaba…

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    Udon Thani youth gang nabbed for burglary spree and drug use

    A gang of young boys aged between eight and 15 years old have been apprehended by the local police in Udon Thani for a string of burglaries in the neighbourhood, as well as drug use. The group, led by a 15 year old Puek (pseudonym), was arrested on the evening of today, at 10.30pm, by the investigative unit of the…

  • Pattaya News

    Large-scale operation targets drug abuse in Pattaya’s entertainment venues

    A large-scale operation to tackle drug abuse in Pattaya’s entertainment venues was conducted in the early hours of today. The operation was a joint effort between over 100 officers from the Provincial Police Region 2, the Chon Buri Provincial Police, and Pattaya Police. Officials from the Office of Narcotics Control and Prevention Region 2 also contributed to the undertaking. The…

  • Thailand News

    Thai government’s plan to open drug rehab centres in army barracks raises concerns

    Civil society groups are expressing apprehension regarding the Thai government’s decision to establish drug rehabilitation centres, known as Rakjai centres, in 52 army barracks across the country. Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin highlighted the nation’s drug issues on social media and outlined the government’s plan to utilise military premises for drug rehabilitation programmes. Defence Minister Sutin Klungsang has since been involved…

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    Thai man sets fire to wife’s house and orchestrates rape of mother-in-law

    A Thai man is evading arrest after setting fire to his wife’s house and tricking his mother-in-law into meeting his friend, who raped her. Firefighters rushed to control the fire at a house in the Kaeng Krachan district in the southern province of Phetchaburi yesterday, January 9, and brought the blaze under control. Only the bathroom and cattle shed were…

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    Young mother in Thailand pleads for action against abusive husband

    A case of domestic abuse that resulted in severe injuries came to light when a young mother filed a complaint against her drug-addicted husband. Watanya Inju had only given birth two weeks ago and had reported the abuse to the police ten times previously but was told it was a family matter. The 25 year old woman had been in a…

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    Man with methamphetamine detained by Thai charity team

    In a recent operation by the special operations team from the Thung Yai Charity Faith Samakkhi Foundation, a man was apprehended in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province after his substance abuse led to destructive and delusional behaviour. The individual, who had been consuming methamphetamine daily, was reported to have caused substantial damage to his home and was suffering from severe hallucinations.…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket authorities step up anti-drug operations, apprehend two suspects

    As Phuket’s officials are making moves to address drug use among boat operators, Thalang Police have concurrently stepped up their anti-drug operations. The outcome of these intensified efforts is the recent apprehension of two individuals, confirmed to be in illegal possession of methamphetamine tablets, also known as Yaba, with intentions to distribute. The Thalang Police Force made public the results…

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    Thai and Laos authorities unite to extradite Malaysian drug lord

    The Narcotics Control Board Office (ONCB) in Thailand and Laos authorities are collaborating to extradite a Malaysian drug lord, a crucial figure in an international drug cartel, to Thailand. The notable suspect, 39 year old Ong Gim Wah, was apprehended in Laos during a joint mission on December 29. Ong, who had a bounty worth 1 million baht (US$29,036) on…

  • Phuket News

    Surprise drug test at Phuket’s Ratsada Pier reveals shocking find

    At the heart of Phuket‘s east coast, a pivotal marine tourism hub, Ratsada Pier, was the scene of a surprise drug testing operation today. The results revealed a shocking find – one out of the 18 boat captains and crew members tested had traces of drugs in their system. The harbour, also known as Rassada Harbour, is managed by Seatran…

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    Phuket boat crew tested for drugs after tragic speedboat accident

    The tranquil morning at Chalong Pier in Phuket was disrupted yesterday as a swarm of officials descended on the scene. Their mission is to conduct drug tests on a group of 23 boat operators and crew members. This action was triggered by a tragic speedboat accident that occurred at Koh Maithon the previous day, resulting in the death of a…

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    Drug-induced hallucination leads to violent assault on two young boys in Bangkok

    A man under the influence of marijuana and cough syrup mixed with kratom severely hallucinated, chased and injured two young boys aged six and nine with a blunted knife. Plc Yongyut Thongma, an investigative officer at the Chok Chai Police Station, was notified about the violent assault on the two boys. The incident took place in front of a porridge…

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    340 tonnes of seized narcotics to be burnt, says government

    In an unprecedented move to combat the soaring drug crisis, 340 tonnes of seized narcotics are set to go up in flames at the Bang Pu Industrial Estate in Samut Prakan over a two-week operation commencing today, December 26. Led by Justice Minister Police Colonel Tawee Sodsong and Public Health Minister Cholnan Srikaew, the ceremonious drug incineration aims to create…

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    Phetchaburi resort drug party raided, over 60 teens detained

    Thai police have raided a prominent resort in Phetchaburi, dismantling a drug party and detaining over 60 teenagers. Nearly all of those detained tested positive in drug tests, with the urine turning purple. The operation, which occurred at 5am today, December 23, led to the seizure of considerable illegal substances. Police Major General Pongsiri Kengnok, the head of the Phetchaburi…

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    Man killed in conflict between woman and her drug addict son (video)

    A drug addict killed a Thai teacher at a grocery store in the Isaan province of Chaiyaphum after the victim intervened in a dispute between him and his mother. The victim, 53 year old Thaweesak Chanpanya, was a teacher at Baan Na Raya School in the Phakdee Chumphon district of Chaiyaphum. He also ran a local grocery shop with his wife…

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    Major drug bust in Thai-Myanmar border, 50 million amphetamine pills found

    A major drug suspect was apprehended by Thai authorities as they stormed an old shop, uncovering a stash of approximately 50 million amphetamine pills. The premises, discovered today, were found to have secret entrances leading to the Thai-Myanmar border, facilitating illicit cross-border activities. The suspects, 30 year old Pitiphan Nomsoongnern, also known as Num, and 24 year old Pornsiri Kongnandi,…

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    Myanmar overtakes Afghanistan as world’s opium giant

    Myanmar surpassed Afghanistan to become the globe’s leading opium producer, leaving the world stunned. The United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) dropped a bombshell report today, December 12, disclosing alarming figures that signal a seismic shift in the illicit drug trade landscape. Myanmar, the new opium powerhouse, produced a staggering 1,080 metric tonnes of opium this year, eclipsing…

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    Thai soldier arrested with 11 kilogrammes of crystal meth

    The Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) arrested a Thai soldier at Rattanaphon Military Camp in the southern province of Songkhla yesterday for possessing and selling 11 kilogrammes of crystal meth. ONCB officers received a tip-off that a 29 year old soldier working in an administrative office at the Rattanaphon Military Camp was a member of a drug trafficking…

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    Drug addicted Thai woman beats mother to death with broom

    A drug addicted Thai woman beat her mother to death with a broom in their home in the central province of Ang Thong. On December 6, Kanita Thongdee, a 49 year old woman, made a distressing discovery when she observed that her 72 year old mother, Pinthong Thongdee, had not completed her usual daily chores. Concerned, Kanita went to check…

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    Former Thai police officer murdered in central Thailand

    A mother discovered the body of her missing son, a retired Thai police officer, brutally murdered in a sugarcane field in the central province of Lopburi. The family suspected the murder was linked to a conflict with a drug gang. The 70 year old woman, Prayoon Chiangkun, reported the death of her son, 51 year old Somsak Charoenrod, at Srabot…

  • Pattaya News

    Domestic violence shocks Sattahip: Ex-prisoner son assaults mother

    The tranquillity of the quaint town of Sattahip, nestled in the province of Chon Buri, was shattered yesterday, as a disconcerting incident of domestic violence came to light. A 51 year old single mother bore the brunt of an assault allegedly perpetrated by her own son, a 28 year old man recently released from prison. Identified as Ratchaphon, the son’s…

  • Pattaya News

    Chon Buri tackles social issues with large-scale law enforcement operation

    A collaborative operation by law enforcement and administrative authorities was launched yesterday in Chon Buri, aiming to tackle a range of social issues hindering the province. The main issues highlighted for action were drug abuse, human trafficking, illegal possession and carrying of firearms, gambling, and the disruption caused by influential figures who break the law. The law enforcement operation, initiated yesterday, November…

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    Chilling discovery: Thai man busted with 5 kilos of methamphetamine ‘ice’ hidden under car chassis

    A Thai man was arrested for concealing 5 kilogrammes of methamphetamine, also known as ice, in a hidden compartment under the chassis of his vehicle. The suspect, identified as 37 year old Phutthinan, also known as Gift, from Hat Yai, Songkhla, claimed to be a tourist. However, police were suspicious and had his vehicle examined by a mechanic who discovered…

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    FDA enforces recall of hypertension drugs over cancer-causing impurities

    A recall of 42 batches of hypertension drugs has been enforced by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from five pharmaceutical manufacturers following the discovery of potentially carcinogenic impurities. The decision came after the detection of azidomethyl biphenyl tetrazole (AZBT) impurities in some models of irbesartan, a drug used to control high blood pressure. Acting secretary-general of the FDA, Narong…

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    Bangkok police and FDA seize codeine-laced syrup worth 1 million baht

    Police Major General Anan Nanasombat, who heads the Consumer Protection Police Division (CPPD), and a team from the Thai Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sparked a meticulous search operation at six designated locations on Tuesday, October 17. The focus of this operation was to locate and seize syrup laced with Codeine and other drugs that had not been officially registered…

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    Narcotics suspect drowns in canal escape bid during Pathum Thani police raid

    A narcotics suspect in Pathum Thani drowned after attempting to escape law enforcement by jumping into a canal. The police had been extending the results of their drug sting operation when the individual reacted by discarding his drugs and attempting to flee by jumping into the water. The incident took place in the Rangsit Prayoonsak Canal, in front of the Siwalee…