drugs in Thailand

  • Thailand News

    Thai man nabbed for taking drugs and showing gun on livestream

    Police yesterday arrested a Thai man at his home in the central province of Chachoengsao after he posted a livestream on Facebook showing him taking drugs and brandishing a gun. The livestreams of the Thai man, later identified as Pornthep, were reposted by a local news Facebook page, Khaoded Paet Rio. The caption read… “#ShareToPolice. A Thai man from Mueang…

  • Crime News

    Thai cops uncover British man’s drug stash in Phuket

    A British man is facing a lifetime behind bars after Thai cops swooped on his hotel room and reportedly found a significant stash of illegal drugs. The British man, Stephen Mullady, was arrested on the spot for suspected cocaine dealing. The father of one, who had been socialising with friends, was arrested by Thai police who allegedly uncovered various illegal…

  • Thailand News

    British man nabbed with illegal Diazepam in Phuket

    A British man was apprehended by authorities in Karon after being caught red-handed with Diazepam yesterday. According to reports from the Karon Police, a routine checkpoint near Nong Harn Lake led to the discovery. Suspicions were raised when a taxi, carrying a foreign passenger identified only as Thomas, a 27 year old British man, attracted attention. While the authorities did…

  • Thailand News

    Danger of LSD death stamps in Thailand

    The Department of Medical Services (DMS) sounded the alarm on the perilous rise of death stamps– LSD-infused blotting paper wreaking havoc on mental health. Placed innocuously under the tongue, these vibrant tabs promise an initial euphoria before plunging users into a nightmarish realm of hallucinations, auditory disturbances, and warped perceptions. Deputy Director-General of DMS, Pairoj Surattanawanich, underscores the sinister effects of…

  • Thailand News

    Ex-politician’s son causes deadly accident in Sadao district

    A devastating accident unfolded in Tambon Samnak Kham, Sadao district on Wednesday when 35 year old Wissanu Tongsai lost control of his pickup truck and ploughed into a group of students, resulting in two fatalities and 13 injuries. Wissanu, the son of an ex-politician from Samnak Kham Municipal Council, was later charged with reckless driving and illegal drug use. Chanaporn…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket police sting operation leads to major drug bust

    A recent police sting operation in Phuket, Thailand, resulted in the arrest of a 26 year old woman, originally from Ao Luek in Krabi. The woman, Wichuda “Su” Aollueknoi, was apprehended in her rented room on Soi Patchanee-Bangchee Liao in Ratsada on Tuesday, with law enforcement officers seizing a haul of 700 methamphetamine pills, commonly known as Yabah. The raid…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand sets new meth possession limit to curb drug trade

    Thailand Health Minister Cholnan Srikaew expressed confidence in a recently enacted limit on methamphetamine possession, aimed at crippling the operations of small-scale drug dealers. “I insist the law will be effective right after it’s issued.” The freshly minted regulation declares that an individual may possess no more than five methamphetamine pills without attracting criminal charges. Instead of prosecution, such individuals…

  • 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,…

  • Thailand News

    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…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok police seize 10 million meth pills, 60kg crystal meth in major drug bust

    Following a two-month-long surveillance operation, the Narcotics Suppression Bureau of Bangkok’s Division 6 successfully dismantled three drug trafficking networks, seizing 10 million methamphetamine pills and 60 kilogrammes of crystal meth. The haul, intended for distribution in local communities, was intercepted at 1pm yesterday, February 8, at the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Bureau Division 6. Assistant Commissioner of the National…

  • Crime News

    Hells Angels chief’s wings clipped in Bangkok bust: Fleeing Australia on fake wings

    The Thailand Immigration Bureau (IB) swooped to arrest Hells Angels chief Rodrigo Elices who fled Australia on a false passport on charges of drug trafficking, smuggling and firearms at a luxury apartment in Bangkok. Thai officials revealed that Elices entered the country last month using an Italian passport with a suspected false identity. Fingerprints associated with the Italian passport were…

  • Thailand News

    Drug addict kills 1 and injures 6 in random attack in northern Thailand

    A Thai drug addict killed a Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC) officer and carried out a random attack that injured six victims as he tried to evade arrest in the northern provinces of Thailand. The death of the VDC officer, 42 year old Pisit Sittichum, was reported to the Ngao Police Station in Lampang province at 8pm yesterday, December 26. Pisit…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket governor strengthens fight against rising illicit drug use

    Phuket Governor Sophon Suwannarat recently reinforced the region’s dedication to combating illicit drug activity, asserting that the necessary measures are already in place at the local level to make considerable headway in this battle. Governor Sophon’s reinforcement came in the wake of the most recent police report highlighting the state of illicit drug use on the streets of Phuket. The…

  • Crime News

    Drug bust in Khon Kaen nets over 2.54 million meth pills

    A significant drug bust took place in the early hours of yesterday when Thai police intercepted a vehicle carrying approximately 2.54 million methamphetamine pills. The operation, led by the Thai Highway Police in Khon Kaen, resulted in the arrest of 31 year old man called Thanatchai, who was found to be the sole occupant of the vehicle. The arrest occurred…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s drug policy shift: Possession of 10 or fewer meth pills no longer means jail time

    A significant shift in Thailand’s approach to drug possession is underway, as the Justice Ministry and the Office of Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) are supporting an initiative by the Public Health Ministry. This initiative aims to reclassify individuals found with 10 or fewer methamphetamine pills as users rather than dealers. Somsak Thepsutin, Deputy Prime Minister and ONCB president, addressed the…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand to establish dedicated appeal court for narcotics cases

    The Supreme Court of Thailand has set in motion plans to establish a dedicated appeal court for narcotics cases, aiming to expedite the legal process for confiscating assets of drug networks. This initiative follows a meeting between Deputy Prime Minister Somsak Thepsutin and the newly appointed Supreme Court president, Anocha Chevitsophon. The deputy prime minister requested guidance from Anocha Chevitsophon…

  • Thailand News

    Young Thai woman found dead after suspected overdose in northeast Thailand

    A tragic incident occurred in Udon Thani province when a young woman was discovered dead in her ex-boyfriend’s room. Authorities promptly arrived at the scene to conduct an investigation. The victim, 21 year old Supak, was found lifeless on the floor of room A9. The room’s occupant, a 20-year-old named Charupong, revealed that the deceased had consumed an excessive amount…

  • Thailand News

    Nigerian arrested in Bangkok for drug trafficking, used cookie box to hide cocaine

    In a recent drug trafficking bust, Bangkok Metropolitan Police (BMP) apprehended a Nigerian man involved in the possession and sale of cocaine, following a tip-off about his activities in the Rama 9 area of the capital. The BMP apprehended the Nigerian man, Chiemela Solomon Onu, for possessing and selling cocaine. The arrest took place at a condominium in the Rama…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket’s vice: Island faces rising tide in drug woes

    Phuket’s Vice Governor acknowledged there is an escalating drug crisis on the island, with surging narcotics use and a growing number of dealer arrests. The revelation was made during the Phuket Provincial Narcotics Prevention and Suppression Center Committee meeting at the Provincial Hall. The meeting was attended by Phuket Provincial Police Deputy Commander, Police Colonel Kitipong Klaikaew, Thongchai Somkiatkul from…

  • Crime News

    Bangkok crime spree: Transgender gang member arrested for drugging and robbing victims

    A 22 year old transgender member of a notorious Bangkok crime spree gang, known as the Khlong Nazepam or Ping Ping, has been arrested in Bangkok. She was accused of drugging and robbing unsuspecting victims across the city. The operation was led by Deputy Superintendent of Police, Theeradet Thamsuthee and his PCT 5 unit at 11.30am today. The transgender woman,…

  • Crime News

    Brewing trouble: Kratom tea shop gets steeped in controversy after midnight raid

    In a joint operation, Khon Kaen police raided a local establishment, Suppaweed, known for selling kratom tea intermixed with cough medicine. The kratom tea raid, which occurred yesterday, was initiated due to various complaints about the shop’s 24-hour operation and its habit of creating noise disturbances late into the night. The kratom tea raid team, led by Police Captain Danai…

  • Crime News

    Drug trafficking: Woman caught with 5 million baht worth of drugs disguised as a tourist

    A woman from Phetchaburi, known as Ae Rai Rhon Khon, was apprehended today, while disguised as a tourist and transporting drugs in a passenger van. Authorities seized nearly 50,000 methamphetamine pills as she prepared to enter Kanchanaburi. The arrest followed a tip-off about a drug trafficking operation from a neighbouring country into Thailand. Ae Rai Rhon Khon was seen acting…

  • Thailand News

    Chiang Rai police seize nearly two million meth pills in major drug bust

    In a massive crackdown on drug trafficking, Chiang Rai Police Force seized nearly two million meth pills in two major cases. From October 1, 2022, to July 19, 2023, the Region 5 Provincial Police intercepted more than 90 million meth pills and confiscated property worth 453 million baht. The announcement was made today, by a team comprising senior officers from…

  • Crime News

    Drug raid leads to the arrest of 40 individuals at high-end Bangkok birthday party

    A high-end birthday party yesterday turned into a drug raid and saw the arrest of 40 young, affluent individuals at a hotel in the Ram Inthra district. Notably among them, 30 were detained and escorted to Chokchai Police Station for questioning. The suspects possessed four packages of crystal methamphetamine and a further 26 had tested positive for drug use. According…

  • Crime News

    Thai drug crime: Over 1000 suspects nabbed in major Thai southern provinces

    In a sweeping operation against Thai drug crime, spanning seven southern provinces, over 1,000 suspects have been put behind bars. The large-scale sting, dubbed “Sayob Andaman (Defeating Andaman) 7/66,” was conducted by the team of Provincial Police Division 8. The detailed brief about the Thai drug crime operation was presented at a press conference in Phuket yesterday by the special…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket’s narcotic crackdown: Two arrested with meth, heroin in Pa Khlok

    Within the scope of the ongoing narcotic crackdown spearheaded by Thalang Police of Phuket, two people have been arrested, one carrying more than 700 methamphetamine pills colloquially known as Yaba, crystal meth (ya ice), and a small volume of heroin. Nikhom, known as Nas, a 45 year old resident of Phang Nga, was apprehended yesterday in a rented establishment in…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Drug addict’s gruesome murder shocks Udon Thani community

    A drug addict brutally murdered his female neighbour yesterday, leaving her lifeless body in the bathroom in the Isaan province of Udon Thani. The killer injured himself in the process of the murder and later died in hospital. The victim, Thaniya Rattanatiyakun, was found with a knife wound to her head and two missing fingers. The murderer, Prawut Chantasut, was a…

  • Thailand News

    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…

  • Crime News

    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…

  • Crime News

    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.…