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‘Big Joke’ : Case against grey capitalist suspect to be closed in 3 weeks

  ON THE surrender of Chinese businessman Mr. Chaiyanat Kornchaiyanana, alias Tu Hao, to fight drug charges and who is allegedly a grey capitalist Deputy National Police Chief Pol. Lt. Gen. Surachate Hakparn, whose nickname is Big Joke, said today (Nov. 24) that the suspect continues to deny all charges and insists on only testifying

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Over 1.5m meth pills seized in clash with drug runners 

  SOLDIERS patrolling a jungle along the Thai-Myanmar border in Chiang Rai province late last night (Nov. 15) clashed with drug traffickers who fled after dumping some homemade backpacks filled with around 1.56 million methamphetamine pills,  Naewna newspaper said today (Nov. 16). Col. Suthikhet Srininthin, commander of Pha Muang Task Force’s drug control unit, sent

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Police general transferred over drug allegations

  NATIONAL Police Chief Pol. Gen. Damrongsak Kittiprapas ordered the transfer of Pol. Maj. Gen.Wasamae Salae, head of Narathiwat provincial police, to the headquarters in Bangkok amid allegations of links to drug cartels, Thai Rath newspaper said today (Oct. 20). Pol. Gen. Damrongsak, who assigned Pol. Maj. Gen. Wasamae to duties at the Operations Centre,

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Signs appear in Hat Yai mourning all parties in this govt over drug problem

AFTER the mass killing of 36 small children and adults at Nong Bua Lamphu province last week, two large signs appeared at Hat Yai city in southern Songkhla province slamming all political parties in the government over the widespread narcotics problem, Amarin TV said today (Oct. 12). Both billboards say, “Hat Yai people are sad

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Nine drug runners die in gunfight with soldiers, 2.4m meth pills seized

A GUNFIGHT between Thai troops and a drug trafficking gang at the Thai-Myanmar border in Chiang Rai province last night (May 27) left nine drug runners dead with 2.4 million methamphetamine pills seized, Matichon newspaper said. Maj. Gen. Supharek Sathapornphon, commander of Pha Muang Task Force, together with  Col. Suthikhet Srininthin, commander of the 3rd

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Three nabbed in big drug bust near Thai-Lao border

ACTING on a tip-off narcotics suppression police arrested three suspects and seized almost 9 million methamphetamine pills and 50 kilogramme of Ketamine powder being transported inland from the Thai-Lao border in Chaing Rai province last night, Naewna newspaper said today (May 19). Pol. Maj. Gen. Banpot Mungkhangklang, chief of Narcotics Suppression Division 3, sent police

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Two brothers arrested on drug charges in Bangkok

  TWO brothers were arrested on drug charges in Bangkok’s Nong Chok district after 3.3 kilogrammes of crystal methamphetamine (Ice) and 1.5 million methamphetamine pills were seized from their mother’s house, TV Channel 7 said today (Feb. 18). Pol. Lt. Gen. Samran Nuanma, head of Metropolitan Police Bureau, together with other senior police officers told

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