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780kg of kratom seized at Phuket Checkpoint in separate incidents

By Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

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Three people have been arrested with a total of 780 kilograms of kratom. That’s a LOT of kratom leaves!

 

Three suspects have been arrested in two separate cases with 780 kilograms of kratom seized at the Phuket Checkpoint during the weekend.

 

On Saturday (September 15), a team of officers at the Phuket checkpoint arrested 38 year old Wichan Kraikaew from Songkhla. Officers seized 530 kilograms of fresh kratom in a SUV.

 

Full story: https://thethaiger.com/news/phuket/780kg-of-kratom-seized-at-phuket-checkpoint-in-separate-incidents

 
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Still crazy. Only nine countries in the world forbid kratom and one of them is Thailand.

Forbidden in Thailand as government couldnt control it to make profit.

 

"In Thailand, kratom was first scheduled for control in 1943 under the Kratom Act. At the time, the government was levying taxes from users and shops involved in the opium trade. Because of the increasing opium costs, many users were switching to kratom to manage their withdrawal symptoms. However, the launch of the Greater East Asia War in 1942 and declining revenues from the opium trade pushed the Thai government into action to curb and suppress competition in the opium market by making kratom illegal

 

Even in (muslim) country Indonesia , they grow , harvest and sell kratom.

TIT, if you have electric cigarette , you are also screwed.

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