Thailand burns 34 tonnes of contraband drugs, worth Bt221 million

Authorities burning drugs seized during a joint operation

Authorities burning drugs seized during a joint operation. Photo: DEA:

AYUTTHAYA, May 4 – Thai Public Health Ministry on Friday burned 34 tonnes of illegal drugs, including pseudoephedrine-based drugs, valued at estimated Bt221 million (more than US$7.36 million).

Public Health Minister Witthaya Buranasiri presided over the incineration of contraband drugs, substances, cosmetics and medical devices as well as 238 kilogrammes of the pseudoephedrine-based cold medicines, which drugstores returned to the Food and Drug Administration, at the utility and environment management centre in the Bang Pa-In industrial estate.

Source: MCOT

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