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Thai Deputy PM Chalerm to push forward with tougher anti-drug measures

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BANGKOK 3 October, 2011 (NNT) – In another move to stem the spread of narcotics-related crime, Thai Deputy PM Chalerm Yubamrung has planned to apply a new stringent measure which will force rogue authorities to bear harsher consequences.

Speaking after a meeting with the Justice Minister, the Deputy PM revealed that all drug addicts would be ordered to undergo rehabilitation treatment regardless of whether they were willing or not. The scheme will be applied to drug-abusing inmates who represent as much as 60 percent of the 200,000 inmates on the verge of being released.

Mr Chalerm, who admits that some authorities are involved in drug trade, added that rogue authorities, if caught, would be dismissed, have their property seized, and jailed.

The deputy PM plans to meet the Narcotics Control Board to discuss ways to bring drug kingpins to justice.

Read more: NNT

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