Narcotics Control Board clears 15.7 tons of seized drugs, preparing to destroy them in Operation Set Zero

Bangkok, Narcotics Control Board opens security room Clear 15.7 tons of seized drugs and prepare to destroy them in Operation Set Zero with a goal of incinerating and destroying drugs every two months. Revealing that the government is preparing to kick off urgent drug reduction operations on December 26th.

Saturday, December 23, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. at the Narcotics Control and Identification Institute, Office of the Narcotics Control Board (Thung Song Hong). The Office of the Narcotics Control Board opened a storage room for seized narcotics, “Stability Room”, cleared. More than 15.7 tons of drugs to be prepared for incineration, the biggest drug destruction event in Thai history, in the “Set Zero, destroy all drugs” operation organized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Ministry. public health

Operation “Set Zero, destroy all drugs” will destroy all seized drugs in drug warehouses, totaling more than 340 tons from 836,081 cases. The activities will take place in December 2023 – February 2024, Phase 1, December 26. 2023 – 2 January 2024, destroy 110 tons of drugs and the second period, 19 January – 2 February 2024, destroy 230 tons of drugs.

Today, the Office of the Narcotics Control Board, led by Ms. Kanyanan Kongphasanithiroj Director of the Narcotics Academic and Identification Institute Opening the room for storing seized drugs, “Security Room,” and revealing the process of taking the stored drugs to the destruction process. In which officials must check the weight according to the list of burned and destroyed drugs seized. and preliminary verification that it is a real drug using the color’s test method by scientists Representative from the Department of Medical Sciences

Then hand it over to the Narcotics Disposal Working Group of the Narcotics Control Board for transport, security and destruction, which will be stored in Narcotics Transport Vehicles of the Narcotics Control Board. to wait for further transport The seized drugs were prepared to be burned and destroyed. From 50 drug cases, there were 10,958 kilograms of methamphetamine (110.73 million tablets), 4,333 kilograms of ice, 167 kilograms of heroin and other drugs, with a total weight of 15,718 kilograms.

Throughout the process of inspecting, receiving and delivering seized drugs. Still images and movies are recorded. In order to check transparency Including police officers Special operations officers of the Office of the Narcotics Control Board (Organic Unit 19) provide 24-hour security protection.

The government of Mr. Settha Thavisin, Prime Minister, and Pol. Col. Thawee Sodsong, Minister of Justice, There is a determination to burn and destroy drugs. In order not to cause doubt to the people and plans to continually burn and destroy drugs Give at least 2 months/time or approximately 20,000 kilograms/time. According to Operation Set Zero, we move forward to eradicate drugs. Do not let drugs come back to harm the people, and on December 26, 2023, the government will launch an operation to reduce the severity of the drug problem for a period of 1 year at the BITEC Exhibition and Convention Center.

Source: Thai News Agency