Phuket hacks back drug ‘growers’ in Thalang

 Phuket hacks back drug ‘growers’ in Thalang

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PHUKET: Thalang police and district officers hacked open a path for progress in the war on drugs in Phuket by cutting down more than 60 kratom trees in Srisoonthorn yesterday.

Despite the trees being native to Southeast Asia, their leaves have been designated a controlled substance, in the same category as cannabis, since promulgation of the Kratom Act in 1943. The law made planting the trees illegal and ordered all existing trees cut down.

Read more: The Phuket Gazette


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