Songkhla drug bust nets 412kg of hemp

Three Thais and one Malaysian were arrested with 412kg of marijuana in Songkhla province. The illicit drug has a street value of around four million baht, according to the police.

Pol Lt Gen Youngyuth Charoenvanich, chief of the Southern police operation centre, said the arrest was the result of an investigation after a drug dealer was arrested in Narathiwat province in October.

He said the dealers ha obtained the marijuana blocks from a supplier in Laos and smuggled it through a northeastern province for sale in Songkla.

The four men arrested are Thanaporn Wongyongnoi, 34, from Satun, Tuanjai Somreudi, 33, from Udon Thani, Somchit Pongsawadan, 45, from Songkhla and a Malaysian man, Abdul Halem Talib, 43. 

Along with the 412kg of marijuana, the police also seized five mobile phones and a car.

They are charged with having in their procession illegal drugs for sale.

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Discussion 1 : 01/01/2014 at 09:53 AM
Thailand needs to take a look at what Colorado is doing in the United States. Make marijuana legal and use the estimated 67 million USD in sales taxes yearly to go towards drug rehab programs and other projects. People are going to smoke it weather it's illegal or not. Time for another bong hit.
Discussion 2 : 01/01/2014 at 12:09 AM
Hemp is rope.. made from the fiber of the cannabis plant. It is the strongest natural fiber there is and up until a very corrupt usa government came along and made it illegal in around 1932 Hemp was everywhere. Cultivated for its fiber and medicinal attributes. Possibly now making a comeback now the US govt cant afford to keep its control over the world....
Discussion 3 : 31/12/2013 at 09:47 PM
Traditionally it was all Cannabis Hemp. The racist M word is from Mexican slang, used early in 20th Century America by prohibitionists so that the Hemp farmers did not realise their government was making their crop illegal to grow. It was used to add a racist angle to prohibition, aimed at Blacks & Mexican migrants. A famous quote from Harry Anslinger "This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers, and any others.” It is time for us to repeal the ridiculous laws which outlaw what is probably the most medicinal plant on this planet.
Discussion 4 : 31/12/2013 at 06:47 PM
Selling hemp as marijuana should be illegal.

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