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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    In trouble again: former Nepalese crown prince held on drug charges in Bangkok

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 10:54pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Nepalese ex-crown prince in trouble again Former Nepalese crown prince Paras Shah has been arrested on drugs charges in Thailand for a second time and could ... said Shah, who is visiting Thailand on a tourist visa, had admitted illegal drug possession and was remanded in custody. It is not the first time the former royal has been in trouble ...

  2. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai ferry captain turns self in to police, admits taking drugs before his vessel sank

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 09:16pm by SAMUEL CHAN, AFP

    ... Samuel Chan and Agence France-Presse in Pattaya Captain reportedly hands himself in after admitting he was high on drugs while on duty, causing him and crew to lose control of vessel Ferry captain: I took drugs before crash The captain of a ferry that capsized about 1.5 kilometres from the tourist resort of Pattaya on Sunday evening has turned himself in, telling police he was high ...

  3. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Yaba leaving bitter taste as drug pushers target kids

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... and strawberry to mask the bitter concoction of drugs inside. But far from being the confectionary it is designed to resemble, yaba- which translates to "crazy medicine"- is a mix of methamphetamine, better known as crystal meth, and caffeine that can leave users awake for days. Long the drug of choice for adults in Thailand, yaba producers are now trying to sell it to children through ...

  4. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Indian pair charged for Thai drug smuggling

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 03:43pm by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... kilos of methamphetamine hydrochloride, known as “Ice”, in their luggage. Traffickers often try to smuggle drugs though regional airports as security is tight at Bangkok’s main air gateway, said Paisal Chuenjit, director of the Customs Department’s Investigation and Suppression Bureau. “I’m sure that part of the drugs were destined for users in Bangkok because Ice is popular among ...

  5. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Paras Shah, ex-crown prince of Nepal, arrested again in Thailand

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Paras Shah accused of destroying property in Bangkok after facing drug charges in Phuket Ex-crown prince of Nepal arrested again in Thailand Former Nepalese crown prince Paras Shah has been arrested for smashing property at a luxury apartment in Bangkok, the city's police said yesterday, just a week after news emerged he had been bailed on drug ...

  6. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Asian drug boom fuelling opium cultivation, says UN

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 02:51pm by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... to grow poppies, the UN said on Wednesday. Opiate users in East Asia and the Pacific now account for about a quarter of the world total, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime said in a report. China alone has more than a million registered heroin users, and consumes most of the drug in the region, it said. With prices rising, cultivation in Laos soared 66 per cent to 6,800 hectares ...

  7. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai police seize 230 kilos of heroin in Bangkok

    Posted Aug 08th 2013, 08:36pm by AFP

    ... on a tip-off, drugs police arrested the 39-year-old Thai in a hotel in a Bangkok suburb. A subsequent search of his car uncovered the huge haul of heroin sealed in nearly 700 packets, police said. ... with drugs possession and are under police detention awaiting further legal action,” it added. Police did not put a street value on the massive seizure. In June Thailand incinerated 125 kg of seized ...

  8. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand police seize nearly one million methamphetamine pills

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 03:52pm by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... of northern Thailand. They found packs of the drug, known as “yaba”, hidden in the roof of a pick-up truck. “It is quite a big haul - another big haul - almost a million tablets,” said deputy provincial police chief Virat Sumanaphan, estimating the value of the drugs in the capital would be up to 200 baht ($6) per pill. Three men and a woman, all from neighbouring Chiang Mai province, ...

  9. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai coup dims tourist allure of ‘Land of Smiles’

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 03:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... come to Thailand to do anything illegal,” he said, criticising foreign films for portraying the kingdom in a sleazy light. “They came for drugs and for bad things,” he said. “I feel ...

  10. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai prosecutor princess promotes rule of law

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... in Vienna, including the Office on Drugs and Crime. The eldest grandchild of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the eldest child of Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn, she is also the driving force behind ...




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