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German nabbed for growing cannabis

HUA HIN: A German man was arrested yesterday (Nov 22) for allegedly growing more than 200 marijuana plants at his home.

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Bangkok Post

Wednesday 23 November 2016, 05:49PM


Officials inspect the land where the marijuana was being grown. Photo: Chaiwat Satyaem
Officials inspect the land where the marijuana was being grown. Photo: Chaiwat Satyaem

Soldiers and policemen, led by Hua Hin District Chief Roojpratheep Thammarapeepat, raided the house of the 46-year-old known by the Thai-German name Zher Kanogkhamsin at Moo 7 of Ban Sai Ngarm in Nong Plub sub-district on Tuesday afternoon.

The raid came after police working undercover bought cannabis from Mr Zher.

Officials searched the 13-rai-property and found a marijuana plantation consisting of 200 small plants less than five centimetres high and another 43 plants about 50-80cm high being grown separately around the house. The higher ones were cultivated in the same space as vegetables.

The team seized 1.5 kilograms of compressed marijuana along with some cannabis seeds, cannabis-infused whiskey and paraphernalia.

BIS

Postal boxes were also found which led authorities to believe Mr Zher may have delivered cannabis to his customers in other provinces. The team also seized his car and motorcycle to check if they were ill-gotten gains.

Mr Zher, who has lived in Thailand more than 10 years and can speak Thai fluently, allegedly confessed he had grown the plants and other cannabis items belonged to him. But he claimed he had used them for medical purposes, such as for curing headache and making cancer drugs.

By the 1999 Narcotic Regulation Act, possession of up to 10kg of marijuana carries the maximum sentence of five years in prison and/or a fine of up to B50,000. Possession of 10kg or more is considered having it with intent to sell and the penalties range from 2-15 years in prison and/or a fine of B20,000 to B150,000.

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Joe12 | 25 November 2016 - 21:40:50

Kurt...rather than peddle your dangerous stupid nonsense, try doing a bit of proper research about marijuana possession and use because what you say is wrong. 

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Kurt | 24 November 2016 - 12:30:59

Type in google: Countries that have legalized/decriminalized Marijuana.
Even Cambodja did decriminalized it ( for possession, sale and crowing).
Western Europe , from Czech republic to Portugal, North Korea, 20 States in USA and DC. etc, etc.

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Kurt | 24 November 2016 - 12:14:08

What a beautiful and rich country, without poor people, Thailand could be if the same fascination/drive to go after soft drugs would be used for fighting corruption.

Corruption makes a few people rich and influential, keeps the majority poor.

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Rich 44 | 23 November 2016 - 23:37:36

I hope Thailand changes its policy about natural herbs/medicine.
People need to keep their good health. 

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