Pol. Gen. Priewpan Damapong vows to stem drug influx

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BANGKOK, 11 September 2011 – The acting national police chief has expressed his readiness to stop the influx of drug into the country within three months.

Acting national police chief Pol. Gen. Priewpan Damapong revealed that he had discussed the new policy and operation plans with the 18 ad hoc anti-narcotic units which will be supervised by Pol. Gen. Pongsapat Pongcharoen, adviser to the Royal Thai Police.

The campaign will give close attention to border provinces in the north, particularly Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Mae Hong Son due to their mountainous terrains.

Pol. Gen. Priewpan is scheduled to travel to the North today to discuss the issue with authorities there.

Meanwhile, Bangkok MP and Pheu Thai’s Deputy Spokesperson Jirayut Huangsap said Pheu Thai MP’s would keep a close watch on their constituencies to help solve the problems and would urge MP’s of the coalition parties to cooperate in the move.