ONCB warns of packages containing illicit drugs

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Bangkok – Niyom Termsrisuk, Secretary-General of the Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB), has warned the public that illegal drugs are currently being solicited and sold on social media and the postal service is being used as a means of delivery.

The drugs that have been discovered include amphetamines, crystal meth, mitragyna speciosa leaf, marijuana, ecstasy, and cocaine.

The extremely dangerous and risky method these drug dealers are using is to list your address as the receiver. People have to be careful of their name being wrongly used as the sender or recipient of a package, by avoiding lending other people their ID cards or any identification documents. Citizens are asked to alert officers at the nearest police station if they notice anything out of the ordinary.

Niyom emphasized that a drug delivery to domestic buyers will bring a charge of drug distribution with the highest penalty being imprisonment for life and a fine of 1-5 million baht.

A drug delivery to a buyer abroad will face a charge of drug exporting while the drug recipient is guilty of drug possession.

People who notice any drug-related offense or a business operator who delivers items that are not allowed to be mailed can notify the ONCB by calling its 1386 Hotline, at any time around the clock.