Sky High: Phuket facing worst deluge of drugs ever, 23 arrests a day

Sky High: Phuket facing worst deluge of drugs ever, 23 arrests a day 

 

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Soldiers at the Phuket Check Point at Tha ChatChai inspect a driver and his car for drugs. Photo: Tanyaluk Sakoot
 

PHUKET: Phuket is facing its worst state in the fight against drugs with more drugs on the island than ever before and on average 23 people being arrested for drugs every day since the start of the year.

 

Somporn Sripanrod, the ministry of health official tasked with the Phuket Provincial Narcotics Control Management Center (Phuket-PNCME), described the scale of the problem simply: “Right now we are seizing more drugs than ever before.”

 

At a PNCME meeting in October, presided over by Phuket Governor Phakaphong Tavipatana and with Phuket Vice Governor Supoj Rotreuang Na Nongkhai present, it was revealed that more than 7,000 arrests had been made for drugs from Jan 1 through Sept 30 this year alone, giving an average of 23 people arrested each day.

 

Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/sky-high-phuket-facing-worst-deluge-of-drugs-ever-23-arrests-a-day-69522.php#2m0mAVJgCMX0K6eo.97

 

 
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