Published: June 01, 2021
The Office of Narcotics Control (ONCB) has been instructed to urgently launch an investigation into possible international drug-trafficking links after a Thai national was caught in Seoul with a cache of methamphetamine in May.
Published: May 21, 2021
Thailand’s Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) will work with Australia Federal Police (AFP) in investigating the syndicate behind the 316kg of methamphetamine found on a cargo ship from Thailand.
Published: February 24, 2021
Thailand was armed with a powerful new weapon for its war on drugs on Wednesday, when Justice Minister Somsak Thepsutin took delivery of handheld narcotics analysers from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
Published: December 23, 2019
The Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul and Justice Minister, Somsak Thepsutin are to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on December 27 for a study that could see kratom leaves removed from the list of narcotics, a source revealed on Sunday (December 22).
Published: December 13, 2019
Responding to information from the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) that amphetamine from Mexico is being smuggled to Asian countries including Thailand, Office of Narcotics Control Board (ONCB)’s secretary general, Niyom Termsrisuk said this week that no reports about such smuggling had been received and that, in any case, importing the drug to Thailand was difficult.
Published: July 11, 2019
The Justice Ministry has earmarked Bt1 million from its Justice Fund to apply for the bail release of a 22-year-old vocational student in Roi Et who was charged with possessing drugs after a package containing 10.3 grams of crystal meth or “ice” arrived in her letterbox on June 19, Tawatchai Thaikyo, the ministry’s deputy permanent secretary, said.