drugs in Thailand

  • Thailand

    Arrested drug dealer says he got narcotics from police

    Police arrested a drug dealer and four addicts yesterday in the central province of Rayong. The dealer, while being arrested, alleged that the Thai police were involved in drug distribution and claimed that he had received the drugs as a reward for acting as a secret agent for the police in the province. The drug dealer and his four customers…

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    Druggie arrested after inviting netizens to take crystal meth

    A man off his head on crystal meth was arrested six hours after he posted a video of himself using the crazy drug, also known as Yaba, on social media and invited others to try it. The confused druggie said he wanted to promote crystal meth on social media just once in his life even if it is illegal to…

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    A carjacking monk high on drugs drags police on high-speed chase

    A carjacking monk high on drugs stole two cars and led police officers on a high-speed chase in the Mae Sot district in the northern province of Tak yesterday. In yet another day of shame for the Buddhist faith, the incident initially took place at Bor Luke Rang Temple in the Mae Sot district of Tak. The carjacking monk was…

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    Crazed drug addict buries unconscious victim alive

    A crazed drug addict in the Isaan province of Udon Thani faces up to 20 years in prison after he attempted to murder an unconscious man by burying him alive. A police report revealed that Teerawat Suwanno attacked 55 year old Sopa (surname reserved) with a gardening hoe, knocking him unconscious, before attacking his unnamed friend who managed to escape.…

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    Police seize 6 safes from illegal Chinese karaoke venue

    UPDATE Officers seized six safes from the illegal Jin Ling Chinese karaoke venue in the Sathorn area of Bangkok as the investigation continues. One of the safes was packed with a mixed drug called Happy Water, which is made by dissolving ecstasy, methamphetamine, diazepam, caffeine, and tramadol – in hot water or mixing them with sweetened drinks. Another one that was opened…

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    4 men arrested in connection with death of a Chinese woman

    A Thai man, two Chinese men, and a Vanuatu man were arrested for covering up the death of a Chinese woman who died from a drug overdose after visiting a nightclub in Bangkok. The Chinese media reported on Saturday, September 17 that a 32 year old Chinese woman, You Zhue Hua, travelled to Thailand and disappeared. The media speculated that…

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    Drug dealers use license plate flipper to trick police

    Officers swooped and arrested a drug trafficking gang that managed to avoid capture for months by using a car license plate flipper to trick police. The Metropolitan Police Bureau in Bangkok held a press conference yesterday to reveal details of the license plate flipper scam and the arrest of a major drug trafficking gang in the central part of Thailand.…

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    Drug cartel steals seized drugs, car, and guns from red-faced police

    In a scene more reminiscent of the Keystone Cops, narcotics suppression police were left red-faced after drugs they seized from a trafficker in the southern province of Songkla were stolen back by a drug cartel. And, just for good measure, the drug cartel stole their police car, guns and phones as well. The Deputy Chief of the Songkhla Provincial Administrative…

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    Druggie pays for 10 baht snack with a meth tablet

    A store owner filed a complaint with the police after a druggie tried to pay for a 10-baht snack with a yaba, or methamphetamine, pill. The shop owner, Supaporn Kanya, filed a complaint at Mueng Udon Thani Police Station yesterday. The 40 year old woman has a small grocery store in the Baan Lueam sub-district of the Mueng district of…

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    Drug dealing police spy says he gets rewarded with drugs

    A drug dealer revealed on a Channel 3 news programme that he has worked as a Thai police spy for 20 years and gets rewarded for each successful drug bust he’s involved in with a percentage of the haul to traffic and resell. The Channel 3 report on drugs in Thailand highlighted how some drug dealers and users successfully concealed…

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    South Korean drug mule dies after ingesting narcotics from split condom

    A South Korean drug mule died after the condoms he ingested carrying illegal narcotics ripped open in his stomach. The South Korean media platform Hankook Ilbo reported last Wednesday, October 12, that the drug courier died while smuggling narcotics from Thailand to Malaysia and his home country. The South Korean National Police Agency (KNPA) confirmed that they found the 50…

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    BMA reveals Bangkok druggies buy yaba online

    The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) yesterday revealed that the majority of the capital’s drug users are of a young working age and they buy their illegal narcotics online. The Deputy Permanent Secretary of the BMA, Wantanee Wattana, reported that the statistics gathered between October 2020 and August 2022 showed that most drug users among the capital’s residents were aged between…

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    9-month pregnant woman & husband arrested on drug charges

    A 9-month pregnant woman and her husband were arrested in the Isaan province of Udon Thani yesterday for using and selling drugs. The woman confessed to being a habitual user even though she is pregnant. Officers from Baan Phue Police Station raided a cottage inside a rubber plantation in the None Thong sub-district, Baan Phue district in Udon Thani after…

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    Khon Kaen Police give residents iron rods to protect themselves

    Cash-strapped Khon Kaen Police launched a new initiative to help protect residents from violent drug addicts and psychiatric patients. They have supplied communities with long iron rods to control them. Khon Kaen Police admit they have been forced into the measures because the province lacks police officers. Pattaya Police introduced a similar initiative in June. The Commander of the Khon…

  • Crime

    Drug-crazed Thai man murders 3 teens in cold blood in Krabi

    In a horrific scene more fitting to a gangster movie, a Thai man high on drugs mowed down three teenagers and shot them dead in cold blood on Khao Panom-Tung Yai Road in Krabi. Witnesses revealed the man, high on methamphetamine, drove his BMW Series 525i black sedan car into the three teenagers travelling down the road on a motorcycle,…

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    Govt take a trip to the shroom to help Thailand’s depressed

    The Thai Narcotics Control Board announced yesterday it will develop medicine from hallucinogenic magic mushrooms to help cure the nation’s depressed citizens. The Justice Minister, Somsak Thepsuthin, informed the media that the Narcotics Control Board joined hands with Khon Kaen University in the Isaan province of Khon Kaen to study the benefits of the magic mushroom. Magic mushrooms, or psilocybin…

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    Thailand’s new narcotics laws offers drug offenders treatment

    The Thai Cabinet yesterday introduced a new set of narcotics laws, downgrading a number of acts to give people a second chance if they have committed minor offences. Some drug offenders will be offered drug treatment instead of prosecution. Yesterday, the prime minister’s deputy spokeswoman, Traisuree Traisaranakun, reported that the Cabinet approved the new laws under the Narcotics Act. The…

  • Bangkok

    Man caught taking drugs inside a Bangkok police booth didn’t give a crap

    You might think taking drugs inside a police booth toilet was a loo-dicrous idea. But a Thai man in the Tung Kru district in Bangkok didn’t give a crap and just rolled with it. A video of the man taking drugs in the police toilet went viral on Thai social media. It was posted on a local Facebook news page…

  • Crime

    Shots fired in high-speed chase as police seize drugs valued around 500 million baht

    In a scene reminiscent of a Hollywood movie, shots rang out in the city sky yesterday as police pursued drug dealers across Bangkok in a high-speed chase. After a lengthy high-speed chase from Saraburi province, through Ayutthaya, into Bangkok’s Min Buri area, the drug dealers abandoned their getaway vehicle, a modified ambulance, and made an escape while police seized over…

  • Crime

    Thailand police seize huge quantities of illicit drugs from 120,000+ suspects in 6 months

    Thailand’s drug busts have continued hauling in billions of baht in confiscated assets for this fiscal year, while arrests of “drug suspects” — though still in the six-digits range — have reduced roughly 40 percent. That’s the gist of a report from the deputy national police chief, Roy Inkhapairoj, who presented the figures at a press briefing on Sunday, after…

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    Soldiers in Chiang Mai seize drugs after gunfire exchange, suspects still at large

    Three armed men in Chiang Mai near the Myanmar border opened fire on Thai soldiers on Wednesday night. The soldiers shot back, and after five minutes of shooting between the two sides, the gunmen ran into the jungle. The soldiers then searched the area and found 200,000 methamphetamine pills and 750 grams of heroin. The methamphetamine pills were wrapped in…

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    Thailand News Update | Tourist tracking app failure & Omicron tourist in police custody

    The 29-year-old Israeli in question was tested on arrival for Covid-19 and authorities reported he was positive with traces of the Omicron variant too. Meanwhile, a failure to coordinate tourist tracking apps is being blamed for some tourists who have avoided the health screening process, just like the situation with the missing Israeli tourist who left his hotel in Bangkok.