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734 arrested in nationwide crackdown on drug-dealing networks

By Kornkamon Aksorndech 
The Nation

 

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A crackdown on 27 drug-dealing networks nationwide has resulted in 734 arrests and the confiscation of a huge amount of illicit drugs, Deputy Police Chief Pol Gen Chalermkiat Sriworakhan announced on Tuesday.

 

Police operations from September 2 to 11 and a "Chaiyasayobpairee 60/6" operation on Tuesday led to the arrests of 734 suspects involved in 27 drug-dealing networks, Chalermkiat said in his capacity as the chief adviser to the Royal Thai Police's Narcotics Control Coordinating Center, at a press conference at the Provincial Police Region 1 office.

 

The suspects included 15 alleged narcotics producers, 52 alleged drugs distributors and 256 persons accused of having drugs in their possession with intent to sell.

 

Officers also seized 192,589 yaba pills, 316.78 grams of crystal methamphetamine or "ice", 2.8 kilograms of marijuana, 24 grams of cocaine, 39 bottles of ketamine, 4.5 grams of ecstasy, 10 kratom plants and 44 guns as well as 316 bullets. 

 

Police also subsequently seized 47 suspects' assets worth Bt12.6 million, he added.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30326504

 
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observer90210    1,221

Good some more scum off the streets...time to tackle the drug users now and lock them up!! (no offence please to my junkie friends:cheesy:)

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leeneeds    2,494

734 arrests

with 1000 more willing to take their place

the lure of easy money will always have its participants,

 

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smedly    15,234

They are not hard to spot, driving (for them) expensive trucks cars and motorbikes with no legit source of income.

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ovi1kanobi    108
13 hours ago, observer90210 said:

Good some more scum off the streets...time to tackle the drug users now and lock them up!! (no offence please to my junkie friends:cheesy:)

Lets lock up some drunks also. LOL.

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ovi1kanobi    108
9 hours ago, The manic said:

The war on drugs is a war on the people which pushes up the price of drugs and encourages more people to sell Drugs. The current anti drugs policies corrupt the police, judiciary and in Thailand the army. The criminalization of recreational drug use does more damage to individuals, families, communities and society in general than the drugs them selves. The drug anti law supporters are petty, vindictive bullies and cowards hiding behind the skirts  of rogues and bullies. They practise hate speech and lies.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2008/aug/13/drugspolicy.drugstrade

And they are hypocrites.

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Krataiboy    2,795
9 hours ago, The manic said:

The war on drugs is a war on the people which pushes up the price of drugs and encourages more people to sell Drugs. The current anti drugs policies corrupt the police, judiciary and in Thailand the army. The criminalization of recreational drug use does more damage to individuals, families, communities and society in general than the drugs them selves. The drug anti law supporters are petty, vindictive bullies and cowards hiding behind the skirts  of rogues and bullies. They practise hate speech and lies.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2008/aug/13/drugspolicy.drugstrade

Yeah, but. . .

 

We should think very carefully before making drugs freely available. We did this with the "recreational" drug we keep kidding ourselves we can handle - alcohol. The result? Booze is involved in up to 70  per cent of serious crime and the social and health consequences of over-indulgence add up to billions of dollars a year.

 

Making so-called soft drugs like marijuana as easy to buy as a bottle of beer has wider and more sinister implications. A population permanently zonked out on (state-manufactured?) substances would be a dream come true for unscrupulous political leaders - and a nightmare for the rest of us.

 

I would urge anyone who has not already done so to read Brave New World, written by Aldous Huxley in the 1930's. We are sleepwalking into the hell on earth he envisioned.

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ovi1kanobi    108
1 minute ago, Krataiboy said:

Yeah, but. . .

 

We should think very carefully before making drugs freely available. We did this with the "recreational" drug we keep kidding ourselves we can handle - alcohol. The result? Booze is involved in up to 70  per cent of serious crime and the social and health consequences of over-indulgence add up to billions of dollars a year.

 

Making so-called soft drugs like marijuana as easy to buy as a bottle of beer has wider and more sinister implications. A population permanently zonked out on (state-manufactured?) substances would be a dream come true for unscrupulous political leaders - and a nightmare for the rest of us.

 

I would urge anyone who has not already done so to read Brave New World, written by Aldous Huxley in the 1930's. We are sleepwalking into the hell on earth he envisioned.

Yes but marijuana is less harmful then alcohol. Everyone knows that. And less dangerous for driving a car.

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Krataiboy    2,795

Yes but marijuana is less harmful then alcohol. Everyone knows that.

 

Well, not exactly everyone, particularly since more potent strains of weed with a high THC content have entered the market.  Below is part of an article from the Scientific American: 

 

A cause for madness
In a study published earlier this year in Lancet Psychiatry . . . researchers at King’s College assessed 780 people between 18 and 65 in London and reported that 24 percent of new cases of psychosis were associated with the use of high potency cannabis. Whereas this was one of the first studies to look at the link between highly potent marijuana and psychosis, researchers have found that using cannabis, and THC specifically, can produce acute psychotic symptoms, and some researchers suggest it increases the risk of developing schizophrenia. (the bold italics are mine).

 

According to Wikipedia: Soft drugs are not thought to cause physical addiction. . . (but) some of them may still lead to psychological dependence.

 

A Guardian article on whether cannabis is a "gateway" drug concludes: "On the whole, research generally supports the notion that cannabis use is a risk factor for subsequent use of “harder” illicit drugs, although some are in disagreement with this."

 

Clearly, we need to be extremely cautious about embracing the legal availability of all soft drugs, let alone hard drugs.

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smedly    15,234
3 hours ago, ovi1kanobi said:

Yes but marijuana is less harmful then alcohol. Everyone knows that. And less dangerous for driving a car.

that depends, I have a lot of friends that openly admit to smoking a lot of weed for years, one thing I notice about them all is they are all heavily bought into conspiracies some of which are quite honestly ridiculous but they are all believers, they also all seem to suffer from acute paranoia and it is shocking, they don't see it but everyone around them does.

 

I would categorise all of them as severely mentally imbalanced

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