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25 Tonnes Of Illicit Drugs Destroyed

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25 Tonnes Of Illicit Drugs Destroyed

Officials from Thailand and Myanmar destroyed 25 tonnes of illicit drugs worth more than US$2 billion on Friday to mark International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

In Ayutthaya, commandos guarded trucks shipping in bricks of heroin and bags stuffed with methamphetamine pills that were thrown into dumpsters for incineration.

Authorities say travel restrictions and checkpoints in place due to the coronavirus situation helped reduce smuggling activities, however, trade continues to thrive with production now taking place on an industrial scale.

The Golden Triangle — where northern Myanmar, Laos and Thailand meet — has long been a hub of illicit drug trafficking.

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Planned Travel Bubbles Are Burst For The Time Being

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Planned travel bubbles look like they have burst for the time being after several countries earmarked for the scheme have seen a spike in Covid-19 cases, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand.

The government have been planning to launch travel bubbles with several countries with low coronavirus risk including China, Japan and South Korea with a possible August launch.

CAAT director-general Chula Sukmanop said Thailand will closely monitor the Covid-19 situation this month and reassess planned agreements.

Airlines have been advised to wait for a clear policy from the government and CAAT following reports airlines are preparing to resume international flights in September.

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Russian Woman Suspected Of Murdering Her Infant Daughter In North Pattaya

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A Russian woman who attempted to take her own life by jumping from a third-floor apartment in North Pattaya at the weekend is in police custody suspected of murdering her infant daughter.

Anna Efimova, 33, was found by police and medics with injuries to her legs at the apartment block on Sukhumvit Road at around 3.30pm on Sunday afternoon.

While she was taken to Bangkok Pattaya hospital for treatment while Banglamung police went to inspect her room where they found blood stains and splatters on the floor and walls.

In the bathroom, they discovered the body of an infant girl with 3 large wounds to her forehead under a towel below the wash hand basin.

Documents found in the room identified the dead infant as the woman’s daughter who was 1 year and 7 months old.

Russian Woman Suspected Of Murdering Her Infant Daughter

Police also found drug paraphernalia in the room with officers speculating the suspect might have been high when she killed her daughter, before jumping from the balcony.

An employee at the apartment block told police the woman checked in with her daughter on Saturday at 7pm and paid for a three-day stay.

Police are now waiting for the woman to recover to question her over the girl’s death.

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Boxing Is Back But No Spectators Allowed

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Boxing Is Back But No Spectators Allowed

Muay Thai boxing resumed on Saturday after more than three months but fans of the national sport had to make do with watching on television as spectators are still banned.

Matches resumed as Thailand eases measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 which left hundreds of boxers and referees without work.

No local transmissions of the virus have been reported for 40 days.

However, authorities have yet to issue rules on when and how spectators will be allowed to attend sports venues.

In March, a spike in virus cases was linked to a boxing match at Lumpinee Boxing Stadium.

“Today is a good start for the boxing industry,” said Viboon Jampa-nguern, head of the boxing committee.

“Boxers are in jeopardy, they don’t have alternative jobs. The same goes for those who work as boxing referees, they don’t have second jobs to support them,” he said.

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