Kratom Juice Vendor Arrested on Roadside in Thalang


A Kratom vendor was arrested at a stall on a roadside in Cherng Talay.

Officials from the Thalang District Office told the Phuket Express that on Thursday (June 20th) at 7:35 P.M. they arrested Mr. Dusit (His age or full name was not given by relevant officers). He was arrested at a stall on the side of the Baan Don – Cherng Talay Road (Road No.4030) in Cherng Talay.

Seized from him were 95 bottles of 1,500 milliliters Kratom Juice and 29 bottles of 600 milliliters of kratom juice. He was taken to the Cherng Talay Police Station for further legal action.

Police are warning local vendors in Phuket and Thailand that Kratom juice is listed as a controlled herbal product and any such controlled herbal product cannot be produced or sold without permission by the Thai Food and Drug Administration.

Kratom Juice is also not allowed to be added as 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 five 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.