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Authorities in South set up checkpoint to intercept drug smuggling

SONGKHLA, 6 February 2012 (NNT) – The special army force in Songkhla has cooperated with police and administrative officers in setting up a permanent checkpoint on the path to the three southernmost provinces in order to intercept drug smuggling.

The checkpoint, which has been set up on Asia road in Jana district, Songkhla province, is equipped with high-tech equipment to scan all vehicles for drugs, particularly amphetamine, marijuana, and mitragynine. Drug gangs have reportedly been smuggling the narcotic drugs to the three southernmost provinces.

The Royal Thai Police has been granted a 20-million baht budget for the establishment of the new permanent checkpoint to effectively catch the culprits.

Read more: NNT

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