Anti-narcotics operations in Surat Thani in high gear
Authorities have been trying to thwart the flow of illicit drugs to tourist islands like Samui and Pha Ngan. “Our efforts intensify during full-moon parties,” Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) secretary-general Sirinya Sitdhichai revealed yesterday during his working trip to Surat Thani province. He went there to follow up on the anti-narcotics operation in the province, which attracts a huge number of tourists every day. Full-moon parties on the province’s Pha Ngan island, for example, are world-famous Sirinya said drug problems in the province’s villages and communities had eased after authorities stepped up crackdowns on drugs since last year. Illicit drugs, however, had continued to plague urban zones and tourist areas, he reckoned. He said in tourist areas, it would not be appropriate to close pubs and require all patrons there to undergo urine tests. “Those kinds of operations will only hurt the tourism industry,” he said, “So,...
If you wish to read the full news article, Anti-narcotics operations in Surat Thani in high gear, simply click on
'Read full story' below, but give us a 'LIKE' or share 1st