Govt confirms its ability to block the influx of drugs into Thailand


BANGKOK, 7 September 2012  – The government has assured that all state agencies related to the drug clampdown policy will be successful in blocking the influx of narcotics into the country. 

Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Ubumrung said on Thursday that the nearest, main drug production base is still Myanmar, which remains out of reach for Thai officials to launch a clampdown.

Despite this, the government is simultaneously implementing 4 agenda to rid Thailand of narcotics, including prevention, suppression, rehabilitation of addicts, and awareness-raising campaigns.

As for the report from the Army’s Pa Muang Force that up to 500 million speed pills are waiting to be smuggled into Thailand, Mr. Chalerm is confident that Thai officials are higly capable and will be able to intercept the shipments.