THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Drugs worth B13bn to get torched

BANGKOK: The door of the narcotic treasury room at the Food and Drug Administration office is made of heavy steel with a combination lock, like the ones used to store valuables at a bank deposit room.

crimedeathdrugspolicemurderMyanmartransport
By Bangkok Post

Friday 22 June 2018, 08:38AM


Food and Drug Administration officials display illegal drugs weighing 6,322kg which were confiscated from various cases. The drugs, stored at the agency’s warehouse, will be incinerated at the Bang Pa-in industrial estate in Ayutthaya on Monday (June 25).Photo: Pattarapong Chatpattarasill

Food and Drug Administration officials display illegal drugs weighing 6,322kg which were confiscated from various cases. The drugs, stored at the agency’s warehouse, will be incinerated at the Bang Pa-in industrial estate in Ayutthaya on Monday (June 25).Photo: Pattarapong Chatpattarasill

Wachira Umphon, director of the Substance Control Division is one of the few people with the authority and the password to open it.

Inside the room are hundreds of ordinary cardboard boxes. He opened one to reveal pricey but prohibitive items. Inside the boxes are drugs such as crystal meth (ya ice) and heroin.

On the street, a small package of these drugs can fetch thousands of baht, he said. The entire contents are 6,322 kilograms of confiscated drugs worth B13 billion.

The drugs include 5,514kgr of methamphetamine pills (ya bah), 486kg of ya ice, 108kg of heroin, 122kg of morphine, 10kg of ecstasy and 5kg of cocaine. They were confiscated in 7,245 narcotic cases.

The authority will burn the haul this Monday(June 25) to mark International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on June 26.

“The cases relating to these drugs have all been cleared, so we can now dispose of these drugs,” Mr Wachira said.

The drug treasury at the FDA office in the Chaeng Watthana area was opened to the media yesterday (June 21) to show how the drugs and substances are stored and secured.

The burning of confiscated drugs has been done for more than 40 years. Each year, almost 10 tons of drugs are incinerated.

BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET

The drugs are set to be destroyed at temperatures higher than 800C, he said.

This type of incineration ensures that there are no harmful chemicals, especially carcinogenic dioxins, left airborne after the incineration, Mr Wachira said.

In another development, two Myanmar men were apprehended with 30kg of ya ice valued at B30 million in Chiang Rai yesterday. The duo were identified as Sai Lyoe, 32, and Sai Hlang Han, 23.

The arrest came after the Narcotics Suppression Bureau received a tip-off that the drugs would be smuggled into the country at a hotel on Phahonyothin Rd in Mae Sai district.

Meanwhile, in Pathum Thani, a policeman was shot dead yesterday by a drug dealer during a drug operation.

Sgt Maj Asarn Ketjampa, 32, a drug suppression officer attached to Nonthaburi province, died after Yongyut Wangpairee, 27, allegedly shot him in the chest.

Read original story here.

 

 

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Police traffic tickets set to go digital

Drunk cyclists? Come on, that can't actually be a thing. What is there, like one? Focus on moto...(Read More)


Sunscreen among contributing factors killing Phuket’s coral reefs

...right,also customs should check every Chinese tourist to make sure none of this sunscreens been s...(Read More)


US Govt shutdown prevents tsunami-warning buoy going live

I wounder who would be responsible right now if something would happen?...(Read More)


Layan lockout: Public access denied amid Supreme Court wrangle for B10bn beachfront land

Well, there is only fool out of the 60 milllion population who thinks, government action against no...(Read More)


New B25mn tsunami-warning buoy ‘to be operational tomorrow’

Not matter of being worried/panic when you live high/dry. A 1.5 year not working Tsunami buoy is no...(Read More)


TAT cultivates India as rich source of tourist arrivals

Westerners were the #1 tourists. 4 years ago, Thailand made changes to make things less desirable fo...(Read More)


TAT cultivates India as rich source of tourist arrivals

Have written it before, finished and scammed+++ Europeans and then it was Chinese next is Indian and...(Read More)


Sunscreen among contributing factors killing Phuket’s coral reefs

Sun-protection creams, soaps, shampoos during boat trips or during fishing for all professional fish...(Read More)


Tout dumps slow loris with tourist, evades arrest at Kata Beach

I think my know everything thai, has a very short, or damaged, memory, a very quick search throws th...(Read More)


Bad day in Phuket: Australian found hanged, Frenchman dies of heart attack

Not a good day for the police officers? I bet the two dead guys were not that happy about it either....(Read More)