Drugs in Thailand – level 3

06-04-2018 15:00

Over the past week, Thai authorities seized more than 1.35 tonnes of drugs worth over 32 million dollars.

On Tuesday, there was a big drug bust – police seized 29 million dollars’ worth of drugs that people were trafficking to Malaysia. The drugs included amphetamine pills, marijuana, ketamine, ecstasy and crystal meth. Police arrested eleven people in connection to the bust.

The drugs originated from northern Thailand and belonged to drug-trafficking criminal organisation Phor Liang Tee.

Difficult words: seize (when the police takes something illegal), bust (taking something illegal and arresting the criminals), traffic (trade or something illegal), originate (come from).

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