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Over 60m baht assets seized in raids on 4 drug networks

  A LARGE-SCALE operation against four major drug networks along the northern border led to the seizure of big amounts of methamphetamine pills, Ketamine and raw opium as well as the impounding of over 60 million baht assets from one of them, Matichon newspaper said. Pol. Lt. Gen. Sarayuth Sanguanphokai, chief of Narcotics Suppression Bureau,

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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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Over 190kg Ice heading for Australia seized at Klong Toey

OFFICERS of the Seaport Interdiction Task Force (SITF) seized 193.5 kilogrammes of crystal methamphetamine (Ice), worth 116 million baht, at Klong Toey port that had been labelled as boxing sandbags destined for Australia, Amarin TV said today (Dec. 23). At a press conference attended by Mr. Phachara Anantasil, head of the Customs Department, and other

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Two held in Australia over alleged plot to import 314kg heroin from Thailand

  AUSTRALIAN Federal Police officers arrested two men on Thursday with one being labelled the country’s “most significant organised crime threat” for allegedly planning to import hundreds of kilogrammes of heroin hidden in cans of paint which Thai customs officials seized last July, Amarin TV, Australian Associated Press and Daily Mail said. The two men

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Hong Kong seizes record HK$2.2bn worth of narcotics

(Hong Kong) Customs enforcers seized more than 3½ tonnes of illegal drugs worth almost HK$2.2 billion (8.46 billion baht) in 2020, the largest amount in a single year since records began nearly two decades ago. With the Covid-19 pandemic crippling global travel and shutting borders, international trafficking syndicates switched from using human couriers to transporting

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