Royal Thai Police announce illegal herbal medicine busts in Khon Kaen and Rayong

Bangkok –

The Central Investigation Bureau of the Royal Thai Police and the Food and Drug Administration jointly announced the bust of what they referred to as “organized gangsters” that produced illegal herbal medicines mixed with steroids.

Police Major General Anan Nanasombat, commander of the Consumer Protection Police Division (CPPD), reported yesterday, May 5th, that a total of 124 properties in dispute were confiscated upon the arrest of groups in six areas in Khon Kaen and Rayong provinces.

The authorities searched the storage premises of reported illegal herbal products in Khon Kaen and discovered traditional herbal liquid medicines, steroid tablets, and many unregistered painkillers.

The expanding investigation disclosed a local seller and two drug makers in Khon Kaen and Rayong. More illegal drugs named ‘Thidathep’ and ‘Day Herb’ were found at the residences of the three suspects.

The CPPD Commander continued that the main buyers of the unauthorized herbal medicines were local residents in nearby communities and areas in the Pol district of Khon Kaen. Three suspects were initially charged for manufacturing and distributing impure products that are likely to be harmful to health, selling medicine without permission, and selling unlicensed medicine.


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National News Writer at The Pattaya News. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.