Kratom Juice Vendor Arrested in Thalang

Thalang –

A Kratom juice vendor was arrested at a local grocery store in the Sakoo sub-district.

Thalang District Officers told the Phuket Express that on Tuesday (February 20th) they inspected a local grocery store near the Nai Yang Temple in Sakoo. There they arrested the male grocery store owner (His name and age were not given by officers).

The inspection followed after complaints from concerned citizens. Seized from him were many bottles containing Kratom juice and also some in huge cooking pots.

Police are warning local groceries in Phuket and Thailand that Kratom juice is listed as a controlled herbal product and any such controlled herbal product must be given permission by the Thai Food and Drug Administration before selling.

Kratom Juice is also not allowed to be an ingredient or mixed into other food or juice for selling. So even pure Kratom Juice in a bottle cannot be sold, especially on public streets.

Anyone who breaks the law could be imprisoned from six months to two years or fined from 5,000 Baht to 20,000 baht.

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.