Over 1,600 arrested in Thailand's anti-drug operations

Updated: 2011-01-07 19:54
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BANGKOK - Provincial Police Division 1, overseeing the nine central provinces, said Friday that over 1,600 people involved in drug trafficking have been arrested during drug crackdown operations.  

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During drug crackdown operations from December 21 last year to January 5, Provincial Police Division 1 raided 388 communities in nine central provinces, with a seizure of a large quantity of narcotics.

Over 90,000 methamphetamine pills, worth more than 3 million baht ($99,100), as well as 10 guns and 258 ammunitions were confiscated, deputy commander Pol Maj Gen Wanchai Tanatkit said.

According to Pol Maj Gen Wanchai, Provincial Police Division 1 has collaborated with other concerned agencies, based on the national police's anti drug policy, to crack down on illicit drug trafficking, particularly in 21 districts of the central Pathum Thani, Nontaburi, Samutprakarn and Ayuddhaya provinces.