Settha announces eliminating the drug cycle as a national agenda.

The Prime Minister announced the elimination of the drug cycle. It’s a national agenda. Join forces to discuss urgent plans Ready to preside over the burning and destruction of more than 25 tons of seized drugs.

Mr. Settha Thavisin, Prime Minister, chaired the meeting to drive forward the prevention, suppression, and resolution of drug problems. with Mr. Anutin Charnvirakul, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Pol. Col. Thawee Sodsong, Minister of Justice, Dr. Chonnan Srikaew, Minister of Public Health. Mr. Phrommin Lertsuriyadet Secretary-General to the Prime Minister Mrs. Phongsawat Kairunsut Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Justice, Mr. Wichai Chaiyamongkol, Secretary-General of the ONCB, Pol. Gen. Damrongsak Kittiprapat Commissioner of the Royal Thai Police and heads of government agencies from the Ministry of Labor Ministry of Education Ministry of Industry attended the meeting

Mr. Settha opened the meeting. stating that the drug problem It’s an important problem. that all 11 parties in the coalition government, including opposition parties Bring it as a campaign policy with the people. Himself and all 11 participating parties since the government was formed We pledge to make this a national agenda. which he will be the chairman, sitting at the head of the table, making the distance close depleted as much as possible, including taking care of addicts and patients and returning them to society Protection from the beginning Don’t let them get addicted. drug seizure that has a slow burning time You will have to answer many things to society. Including the seizure of property, if it is delayed, the producer will have a strong financial position. and will bring it back to fight a new cycle Including secret importation at the border, so let today be a good start. To eliminate drugs from Thai society

The Prime Minister emphasized the government policy for government agencies to integrate and be the main pillar in resolving drug problems according to the Narcotics Code. together with the suppression of influential people By adhering to the principles “Change addicts into patients” must be implemented seriously and systematically. Meanwhile, traders have to crack down heavily and seize assets while discussing a 3-phase plan to reduce the drug problem in society. and return Thailand to having a strong family institution. By having the provincial governor be the main host to seriously solve the drug problem in the area. Set measurable goals and indicators.

Then at 2:30 p.m., Akkhi Prakan Company Limited, Mr. Settha Thavisin, Prime Minister, was the chairman. In the ceremony of burning and destroying seized drugs With the Cabinet head of government agency From the meeting to drive the prevention, suppression and solution of drug problems, participated in the ceremony along with Mr. Suphamit Chinsri, Governor of Samut Prakan Province. More than 200 representatives from the Ministry of Industry and people from villages/communities from the Mother of the Land Fund participated in witnessing this drug incineration. It was the destruction of drug seized from 100 drug cases, including 12,522 kilograms of methamphetamine, 11,656 kilograms of ice, 418 kilograms of heroin, 179 kilograms of opium, 704 kilograms of ketamine and other narcotics with a total weight of 25,517 kilograms, which was destroyed. By burning with a system of 2 high temperature furnaces, burning at 800-1, 200 degrees Celsius, uses natural gas as fuel. With a highly efficient air pollution control system can be completely destroyed and does not affect the environment and people

Mr. Wichai Chaiyamongkol, Secretary-General of the Narcotics Control Board, mentioned that the incineration of drugs according to the Narcotics Code can be done more quickly. There is no need to wait for the case to end, which some cases take 10 years, which greatly reduces the burden of storage.

In addition, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Ministry of Public Health appointed the Office of the Narcotics Control Board as a storage facility for seized drugs on March 8, 2023 in order to facilitate the storage of drugs. The seized items comply with the regulations of the NACC regarding inspection and acceptance. verification, storage, destruction, utilization and reporting of drugs 2022 makes the process of inspecting, receiving, storing and destroying drugs Can be carried out by the Office of the Narcotics Control Board to complete the drug destruction process. Do it faster and reduce the storage burden Ready to reassure the public that the seized drugs are It will be destroyed quickly after verification. There is no more circulating for sale. The destruction of drugs must be done continuously in accordance with the seizure of drugs. To build confidence among citizens that the process is transparent at every step. and can be verified.

Source: Thai News Agency