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Phuket drug dealers launch ‘white skin’ campaign

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Small device to count pills manually

Small device to count pills manually. Photo: Mattes.


PHUKET: Police are concerned about a rise in the use of ya ice (crystal methamphetamine) in Phuket and nearby provinces, and say drug dealers are falsely touting the powerful stimulant as a skin whitening agent to lure in new users.

Pramote Phumprakun, superintendent of Narcotics Suppression Bureau Division (NSBD) precinct responsible for the Upper South, described the ya ice problem as “epidemic and continuing to grow” despite the best efforts of law enforcement officials.

The NSDB Upper South region comprises eight provinces: Chumphon, Surat Thani, Nakhon Sri Thammarat, Ranong, Phang Nga, Krabi and Phuket.

Read more: The Phuket Gazette

Warisa Temram
Phuket Gazette


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