Thailand Used as Transit Point for Transport of Illegal Drugs

 Thailand Used as Transit Point for Transport of Illegal Drugs

Crystal meth rock. Photo: Psychonaught.



BANGKOK (NNT) – The Ministry of Justice said Thailand has been used by drug traders as a hub and transit point for the transport of illegal drugs to various countries, particularly for the smuggling of crystal methamphetamine, or ice, and heroin.

Minister Somsak Thepsuthin said Thailand is rarely used as a drug production base, due to its severe penalties for drug production and trade. Most of the drugs are produced by minority groups in the Golden Triangle area of Myanmar and smuggled into Thailand via many routes.

Full story: National News Bureau of Thailand

Reporter: Subhabhong Rarueysong,
Rewriter: Hugh Brammar
National News Bureau of Thailand



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