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Thailand Sends a Fiery Message on International Day Against Drug Abuse

In a bold display of its commitment to combatting the global drug epidemic, Thailand marked the United Nations’ International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking by taking decisive action against narcotics. With resolute determination, the nation incinerated a staggering 32 tonnes of various illicit drugs, estimated to hold a street value of 21.4 billion baht.

Dr. Withid Sariddeechaikool, Deputy Secretary-General of Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration, unveiled the details of the destroyed substances. Among the massive quantity were 20,680 kg of methamphetamine, 5,942 kg of crystal meth, 5,006 kg of Cathine, 364 kg of ketamine, 275 kg of heroin, 85 kg of ecstasy, 43 kg of cocaine, 22 kg of Nimetazepam, and approximately 6 kg of opium.

The incineration process took place at a specialized facility nestled within the Bang Pu Industrial Park, subjecting the seized drugs to scorching temperatures exceeding 1,200 degrees Celsius. Such extreme heat ensured their complete destruction, leaving no room for their pernicious influence to persist.

Concerns regarding the environmental impact of this mass incineration were promptly addressed by Dr. Withid, who reassured the public that the technologically advanced process caused no emissions that could harm the surrounding area. Thailand’s dedication to combating the drug crisis extends beyond the immediate goal of eradication, encompassing the imperative of environmental responsibility.

By undertaking this comprehensive disposal of seized narcotics on the occasion of the International Day Against Drug Abuse, Thailand sends a resounding message. The nation’s unwavering determination to confront the drug problem is evident, as it fiercely safeguards the well-being of its citizens against the devastating effects of illicit substances. This potent act of defiance serves as a beacon of hope in the fight against drug abuse, inspiring other nations to join forces in the pursuit of a safer and drug-free world.

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