Thai PM sets Nong Bua Lamphu to become “drug-free” province, model for the rest of Thailand

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O’Cha on Tuesday, October 18th, aims for Nong Bua Lamphu to become a “drug-free” province within 30 days.

Government spokesperson Anucha Burapachaisri revealed to the Associated Press that the Prime Minister had ordered relevant agencies to implement measures and offenses related to drug abuse and trading.

Moreover, Nong Bua Lamphu is set to be the model for a drug-free province, according to the Prime Minister’s initiatives.

Relevant agencies, especially ad hoc teams, were assigned to monitor several areas in the province to collect useful information that could be beneficial for implementation in other areas/provinces.

At present, agencies officials were deployed at local communities to suppress and monitor drug situations as well as providing health assistance to drug addicts and those who needed to go to rehab.

A sustainable model is scheduled to be reported to the Prime Minister in the next 30 days, Anucha stated.


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National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October 2022. 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.