Thai Police Chief Announces New Crackdown on Drugs, Gambling

 Thai Police Chief Announces New Crackdown on Drugs, Gambling

Police station in Si Songkhram, Nakhon Phanom. Photo: Mattes.



The national police chief has announced a new anti drug offensive that includes extreme punishment being handed out to officers found to be colluding with drug trafficking rings or gambling machine operators.

National Police Chief, Police General Wichien Pojphosri held a meeting with senior officers, and is urging them to step up efforts to combat crime, drugs and gambling around the country.

Wichen said the Royal Thai Police have a clear approach to cracking down on gambling machines and drugs.

He noted that officers who are derelict in their duties may be subject to minor punishments, while those found guilty of working with or taking bribes from perpetrators will be severely disciplined and will face criminal charges.

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