Bt2.28 bn seized from drug traffickers in two years

national September 24, 2013 00:00

By The Nation

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Authorities have confiscated assets worth more than Bt2.28 billion from drug traffickers over the past two years, exceeding the target of Bt2 billion.

The haul of drugs has also exceeded the target.

According to the Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB), 180 million methamphetamine tablets, 708 kilograms of heroin and 25,000kg of marijuana were seized during the period.

In the past two years, more than 700,000 drug abusers have undergone drug-rehabilitation programmes.

“Yet, the spread of drugs continues,” ONCB deputy secretary-general Permpong Chaovalit said yesterday.

He said some people who had completed rehabilitation programmes were found to have returned to using illicit drugs. Permpong said in 2014, the ONCB would seek cooperation from foreign nations and international organisations such as the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in suppressing drug trafficking.

He said the ONCB was very concerned about the spread of crystal meth-amphetamine.


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