Police chiefs plan drug war in Pattaya

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Pol. Gen. Chalermkiat Sriworakan and Pol. Lt. Col. Thachakan Pattamasiri are laying down strategies to combat illegal drugs.
Pol. Gen. Chalermkiat Sriworakan and Pol. Lt. Col. Thachakan Pattamasiri are laying down strategies to combat illegal drugs.

Police chiefs and top regional officers met in Pattaya to strategize how to combat the area’s drug problem.

Deputy national police chief Pol. Gen. Chalermkiat Sri­worakan opened the May 23-25 conference at the A-One Royal Cruise Hotel. Attending were 234 police chiefs and the latest class of the Provincial Police Region 2 board.

Narcotics Suppression Bureau commander Pol. Lt. Col. Thachakan Pattamasiri said drugs remain a virulent problem throughout the Eastern Seaboard and cooperation was needed to combat them.