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Cops widen rail-smuggler crackdown

BANGKOK: Police are expanding a campaign against illicit drug smuggling on trains to cover all rail routes across the country after operations targeting selected train journeys proved successful.

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Bangkok Post

Tuesday 9 August 2016, 09:01AM


The effort is part of the “Police in Train” campaign aimed at cracking down on illicit drug smuggling on trains. Photo: Bangkok Post
The effort is part of the “Police in Train” campaign aimed at cracking down on illicit drug smuggling on trains. Photo: Bangkok Post

Col Torsak Sukwimon, head of the police commando division, said his unit has worked closely with railway police in searching and providing a presence on trains running along the main northern and southern routes.

The effort is part of the “Police in Train” campaign aimed at cracking down on illicit drug smuggling on trains and boosting passenger safety.

Of the northern and southern trains targeted, the route connecting Bangkok and Chiang Mai has received particular attention because it is one of the main transport routes favoured by drug smuggling gangs, he said.

Police targeted suspects wanted on arrest warrants for drug offences, Col Torsak said, adding that 54 wanted suspects were arrested last year and 59 others on warrants have been apprehended so far this year.

Police are now expanding operations to cover rail routes across the country to stamp out drug smuggling activities, particularly those in border provinces, Col Torsak said.

Smugglers usually pose as tourists and take the drugs from the border areas to Bangkok on trains, Col Torsak said.

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Many of the drugs are destined for a third country, so Bangkok is just a transit point, he added.

Drugs from the far North destined for Malaysia pass through Bangkok, so the journeys are long which means many smugglers usually travel on a long-haul sleeper trains, police said.

They also switch smuggling routes often, making it difficult for police to hunt them, police said.

The arrest of more than 100 drug suspects over the past two years underscores the success of the “Police in Train” campaign, Col Torsak said.

One successful case was the arrest of Malaysian drug smugglers by the Central Investigation Bureau in March with 226kg of crystal meth (ya ice) and 8kg of heroin, worth over B3 billion, in their possession.

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Kurt | 09 August 2016 - 11:46:23

Wow, finally a 'train wake up call'.
Already decennia drugs are transported by thai trains.
All 'past' thai authorities, rail road police, normal police, and involved influential thai know that.

Thanks to NCPO now things look like this get several police department attention. They are forced now to do something.

This article show they knew exactly all in's and out 's about smuggling drugs. 
They explain themselves what is going on for years!

Destined for third country, Bangkok as transit point, of course also for Phuket,which is sinking of drugs by bus supply. <--!
Never hear about that?

The number of drugs suspects arrested is a tip of the ice berg.
Just to justify police jobs, but not enough. Why?

On Phuket, fighting the drugs scene never comes further than just arrest the dumb uneducated jobless young street dealers. 
Once arrested they tell police everything, even betray their friends in crime.
But we never see the 'big influential drugs fishes' arrested and on police photo safari. 
Why is that?

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