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Thais warned not to take cannabis, hemp into I'nesia or they could face death penalty


The Royal Thai Embassy in Jakarta warned Thais not to carry cannabis or hemp into Indonesia as they could face the death penalty.

Thailand's Public Health Ministry removed cannabis from the list of prohibited narcotics on June 9, allowing it to be used for medical purposes and as a cash crop.

The embassy took to Facebook on Tuesday to warn Thais not to bring into Indonesia cannabis, hemp or any products that use the two crops as ingredients.

According to the embassy’s post, violators can face a fine of at least 1 billion Indonesian rupiah (2.3 million baht), a jail sentence from five years to life imprisonment, or even the death penalty.

The embassy also warned people not to accept things from others when travelling to Indonesia.

Published : June 22, 2022

By : THE NATION