Thai motorcycle taxi and delivery drivers offered cash incentives for drug tips

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The campaign aims to raise awareness and discourage drug abuse among motorcycle taxi and delivery drivers, while also encouraging their participation in the nation’s anti-narcotics operations.

The Ministry of Justice is now offering cash incentives for motorcycle taxi and delivery drivers who contribute to drug busts in a campaign that promises even bigger rewards for tips leading to major arrests.

The campaign aims to raise awareness and discourage drug abuse among motorcycle taxi and delivery drivers, while also encouraging their participation in the nation’s anti-narcotics operations.



Justice Somsak Minister Thepsuthin said substance abuse remains widespread as criminals develop new methods of transporting and selling illicit drugs online via post or courier delivery services.
He added that some dealers operate as delivery drivers and have online restaurant profiles to sell drugs.



Motorcycle taxis, couriers and delivery drivers are urged to report illicit activities to the Office of the Narcotics Control Board’s 1386 hotline, with a cash incentive worth 5% of seized assets offered to those whose tip offs lead to actual arrests. This reward can increase in accordance with the assets seized. (NNT)