Posts Tagged ‘Chiang Rai’

Thai Army Intercept Drug Smugglers

Monday, January 28th, 2019
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THAI ARMY TASK FORCE INTERCEPT DRUG SMUGGLERS

 

CHIANG RAI – On January 28th, a Thai Army Task Force intercepted a pickup truck in Chiang Rai’s Chiang Saen region in the far north of Thailand.

While the Thai Task Force chased the drug suspects, their pickup crashed and a shootout entailed. As the drug smugglers attempted to flee, one of them was shot and killed.

Due to their swift actions, the Thai soldiers were able to seize around 2.85 million methamphetamine pills.

It is fair to say that the street value would have been enormous.

Daves Raves – Drugs are for mugs! 


Troops intercept pickup with 2.85 million meth pills – one smuggler killed | The Thaiger

A shootout with Army troops has resulted in the death of a drug suspect while attempting to smuggle 2.8 million methamphetamine pills into Thailand from neighbouring Myanmar. Troops from the Pha Muang Taskforce were patrolling a border road in Chiang Rai’s Chiang Saen district, in the far north of Thailand, when they spotted the pickup …

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Thailand Night Fever

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

SMOKING BAN IN A STATE OF CONFUSION

SOI COWBOY BANGKOK THAILAND 05 - Thailand Night FeverWith some bars allowing smoking and other bars not, it does make the smoking ban look like a farce.  There are establishments where the so-called smoking ban has not been enforced whatsoever.  Once again, go-go bars are at the centre of the controversy.  In the Lumpini area (lower Sukhumvit Road), the Hotels and restaurants have been told they must enforce the smoking ban, but some bars in Nana Plaza are currently exempt.  In stark contrast, further along Sukhumvit Road, the bars in Soi Cowboy have been told to comply to the new law.  Down in Pattaya, a number of the go-go bar owners are allowing smoking, but they have been told to be discrete.  Word from Thai sources is that the smoking ban will be enforced eventually, but currently there is a grace period.  Understand that if you can!  Thailand’s Ministry Of Health (rather than the police) will apparently be checking to see who is complying to the smoking ban.  After May 31st, 2008 all hotels and public establishments must comply to the smoking ban, or face a 20,000 Baht fine.  So far, it looks like the ban has gone up in a cloud of smoke.  Meanwhile folks, it’s just another moment in the Land Of Make-Believe. (more…)

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