methamphetamine

  • Northern Thailand NewsPolice seize 2 million meth pills following car chase in Chiang Rai

    Police seize 2 million meth pills following car chase in Chiang Rai

    PHOTO: Facebook/@thaipolice4.0 Police are investigating the source of 2 million methamphetamine pills seized on Friday in Chiang Rai, near the Myanmar border. A man had the 2 million speed pills seized from his pickup truck following a chase in Mae Sai district late Friday. One police officer was injured in the incident. A pick-up was signalled to stop around 11pm on…

  • Thailand News800 million baht of drugs seized in three recent busts

    800 million baht of drugs seized in three recent busts

    by Jessada Chantharak Police have seized a total of eight million methamphetamine pills, 2,070 grams of crystal methamphetamine and 1,546 grams of cocaine with an estimated street value of 800 million baht from three recent drug busts. Four suspects were arrested and a fifth was killed during arrest. The report from the national police deputy commissioner Pol General Chalermkiat Srivorakan.…

  • Thailand NewsGolden Triangle drug labs increase shipments 1000% – Speed and Ice pouring over the border

    Golden Triangle drug labs increase shipments 1000% – Speed and Ice pouring over the border

    The number of seizures of high-purity crystal methamphetamine are surging into northern Thailand. The demand rises and the methods of detection and enforcement also improve. It’s a vicious circle. Authorities say the number of drug seizures have risen 1000% in just the past 2 years, a stark indication of the growth in industrial-scale production in neighboring Myanmar. Some 18.4 tonnes…

  • Krabi NewsKrabi drug officers crack down on drugs and firearms

    Krabi drug officers crack down on drugs and firearms

    Krabi Officers have seized 210,921 methamphetamine pills, 550 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 36 firearms and 19 bullets in the latest crackdown in Krabi. Officers searched in 25 targeted area in Krabi where they have arrested 8 wanted drug suspects over the past week. Methamphetamine pills have been sold in the region for as little as 55 baht per pill. More…

  • South Thailand News800K methamphetamine pills seized in Chumphon

    800K methamphetamine pills seized in Chumphon

    PHOTOS: Region 8 Police 800,000 methamphetamine pills have been seized in Chumphon this week. A staged media scrum was held at Region 8 Police headquarters in Mai Khao yesterday, led by the Region 8 Police Commander Lt Gen Pongwut Pongsri. The arrests came after police and soldiers set up a checkpoint on Bangsaphan – Chumphon Road in Patiw, Chumphon. Following…

  • Northern Thailand NewsFive armed men guarding a Myanmar drug caravan shot dead by troops in Chiang Rai

    Five armed men guarding a Myanmar drug caravan shot dead by troops in Chiang Rai

    FILE PHOTO Army troops shot dead five allegedly armed drug smugglers who were guarding a drug caravan near the Thai-Myanmar border in Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai. They seized about one million methamphetamine pills from the scene. Thai PBS reports that the clash took place on Saturday night, about 700 metres from the Myanmar border between troops of the…

  • World NewsThe ‘war on drugs’ is a complete failure

    The ‘war on drugs’ is a complete failure

    Authorities are losing the war against methamphetamines – pills and crystal meth. The demand for both crystal meth and ‘yaba’ is escalating as is the production to meet the increasing demand. The much-publicised ‘Wars on Drugs’ being waged from time to time in south east asian countries are doing little dent the rising popularity and production of the drugs, whilst…

  • Chiang Mai NewsAnother 15 million meth pills seized in Chiang Mai arrests

    Another 15 million meth pills seized in Chiang Mai arrests

    Police have arrested six men and seized 15 million methamphetamine pills they were allegedly trying to smuggle from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in four pickup trucks. The arrests were made between 8.30am and 3pm on Monday in four separate incidents at two checkpoints, on a road and at a resort in Mae Ai district in Chiang Mai, and further north…

  • Chiang Mai NewsA backpack full of meth pills headed for Chiang Mai

    A backpack full of meth pills headed for Chiang Mai

    A Chiang Mai man has been arrested las night after allegedly trying to smuggle 100,000 methamphetamine pills into the city from the Myanmar border, 100 kilometres away. Police at a checkpoint in Mae Ai district had signalled for a motorcyclist to stop but he sped off. With officers in pursuit, he lost control of his motorbike and came to grief…

  • Phuket NewsThree Phuket Town locals arrested with illicit drugs

    Three Phuket Town locals arrested with illicit drugs

    Police have arrested three suspects with methamphetamine pills, crystal methamphetamine and kratom. Police firstly arrested 35 year old Wichean ‘Mar’ Saetan. Police seized 9.35 grams of crystal methamphetamine and 184 of methamphetamine pills. He has been charged with illegal possession of Category 1 drugs with intent to sell. He admitted that a man, named only as ‘Peiak’, asked him to deliver…

  • Phuket NewsSeven arrested with illicit drugs

    Seven arrested with illicit drugs

    The Phuket City Police have arrested 7 drugs suspects with quantities methamphetamine and kratom leaves this week. The seven unrelated cases were all aged between 20 and 63 years old. • 63 year old Sanom Netsawang was arrested with 19 of methamphetamine pills. • 24 year old Kosin Daman and 20 year old Wirat Nookun were arrested with 1,250 millilitres of…

  • Thailand NewsBangkok: 13 billion baht of drugs – up in smoke

    Bangkok: 13 billion baht of drugs – up in smoke

    The Thai Food and Drug Administration is about to incinerate 6,322 kilograms of confiscated drugs. It will be a bonfire valued at around worth 13 billion baht ($395 million) to mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on June 26. The big fire will be fuelled by 5,514 kilogram of methamphetamine pills, 486kg of crystal meth, 108kg…