Ilegal Drugs and E-Cigarettes Widely Spreading in Phuket, Say Relevant Officials

Phuket –

Both dealers and users of Illegal drugs and e-cigarettes have increased in Phuket, say relevant officials.

A meeting was held on Friday (November 10th) at the Phuket Provincial Hall led by the Phuket Governor Sophon Suwannarat.

Governor Sophon said that in the year from October 2022 to September 2023, there were in total 1,792 individual incidents of seizures of methamphetamine pills which was an increase. For heroin, there were 17 cases which was also an increase.

From October 2022 to September 2023, a total of 163,621 methamphetamine pills, 13.04 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, 0.06 kilograms of heroin, 23 pills of Ecstasy and 7.44 kilograms of Cocaine were seized in Phuket.

E-cigarettes are widely spreading in places of education. Teenagers have also experimented with various ingredients to put in Kratom juice. Both drug users and dealers have increased in numbers and officials are continuing to crack down on illegal drugs.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.