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Thai Army Intercept Drug Smugglers

Monday, January 28th, 2019
Thai Army Chiang Rai - Thai Army 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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Bangkok Pollution Problem Continues

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

Bangkok’s smog problem is being blamed on ‘dirty fuel’ consumption by diesel buses and other vehicles.

The roads in the Big Mango are overrun with vehicles that bellow out tons of gas fumes like angry dragons. 

So far, apart from a futile attempt to spray water into the air, little has been done to solve the ongoing problem. 

Below is the full story by The Thaiger 

Bangkok smog: Diesel buses and vehicles key problem | The Thaiger

by Wichit Chaitrong “The problem is the estimated 2.5 million diesel-powered trucks and buses still on city roads.” Experts are saying this morning that, given the problems in recent weeks with Bangkok’s smog, the national government’s pursuit of a “low-carbon economy” has fallen short of needs.

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Bangkok Smog Reaches Hazardous Level

Monday, January 14th, 2019


Bangkok Smog - Bangkok Smog Reaches Hazardous Level


BANGKOK – Similar in appearance to a misty morning in the monsoon season, the skyline was hazy, leading to poor visibility today. However, this is not fog or mist, but a thick smog that has become a health hazard for Bangkok residents.

Thai authorities now scramble to find a solution to the yellow tinted smog that is polluting Bangkok’s air. 

News Source – The Thaiger 

BKK authorities short on solutions to smog *Thaiger Bites | The Thaiger

By Jintamas Saksornchai Khaosod English is reporting today that authorities were scrambling to respond to worsening smog in the capital city. A government spokesman said junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha has ordered related agencies to inform people of the danger of ultrafine particles after Bangkok’s air quality this past weekend again fell to “unhealthy” levels.

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