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MP Niphan Sirithorn (3rd from left) is greeted on arriving at Phuket Provincial Hall by Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew (2nd from right). Photo: PR Phuket

 

PHUKET: Rising drug use across Phuket has led to increased drug arrests over the past year, Niphan Sirithorn, chairman of the House of Representatives Anti-Money Laundering and Narcotics Commission, was told during his visit to Phuket yesterday (Sept 30).

 

Mr Niphan, an MP of the ruling Palang Pracharath Party from Trang province, was in Phuket to be briefed in person on the drugs situation in Phuket, at a meeting held at Phuket Provincial Hall led by Phuket Provincial Chief Administrative Office (Palad) Anupap Yodkwan Yodrabham.

 

Mr Anupap said that the situation of the drug epidemic in Phuket during the 11 months of fiscal year 2021 (Oct 2020 - Sep 2021) saw increases in the number of drug arrests in Phuket for kratom, crystal meth (ya ice), methamphetamine (ya bah) and marijuana.

 

Full Story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/rising-drug-use-in-phuket-questions-policy-81576.php

 

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15 hours ago, ChaiyaTH said:

What a surprise if you take away income and the possibility to have drinks, people go to alternatives more and could stay hooked.

Or it's the only way for many to make some income, turning to the drug trade.

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Kratom has been taken off the table and the prisoners releases.  If the same was done for marijuana (remember Anutin?  6 plants per family "Hah! bs) then they'd empty out half their prisons. 

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