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Arrest of Hells Angels drugs suspect highlights leading problem facing Pattaya

 

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The arrest of Luke Joshua Cook and his Thai wife in Bangkok on drugs charges is one small cog in a large wheel of crime concerning the international trade in hard drugs.

 

One of the places that this trade impacts is Pattaya as well as Bangkok, reported TNA.

 

Cook, 34, and Kanyarat Wechapitak, 40, were connected to the 2015 abduction and murder of Wayne Schneider in Pattaya. They are also believed to be behind the dumping of 50 kilos of methamphetamine that washed ashore off Sattahip.

 

This was part of a larger shipment of 500 kilograms.

 

Information from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) lists European Mafia - of which Cook is a part - as being the number two problem group in the world for international drug running and other major crime.

 

Reporting on the issue Thai News Agency said that European Mafia manifests itself in many forms in Bangkok, Pattaya and Phuket in particular.

 

They hide behind sometime legitimate front companies and are involved in extortion, drug running, money laundering and human trafficking.

 

UNODC state the Yakuza as still being the world's biggest threat though their impact on Thailand is largely in Bangkok.

 

Number 4 on the top ten list of crime gangs are those involved in fake passports while 6 also impacts Thailand - Chinese nationals using fake ID in third countries. Call center gangs - under the spotlight in Thailand in recent months in particular are listed at 6th place.

 

In terms of the international trade in illegal drugs the world and Asia in particular has seen the biggest rise in methamphetamine over the last dozen years. This includes drugs known in Thailand as Ya Ba and Ice that often feature in the news.

 

Unlike heroin that is centered on Afghanistan or Cocaine from Central America, meth labs can be set up anywhere and the distribution and use of these drugs are causing great problems throughout the world and in Asia.

 

Source: Thai News Agency

 
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In order to rid Pattaya, once and for all time, of all the crap and the crimes so rampant there, it has to be razed to the ground and rebuilt again but this

time with a lot more care, but since this isn't going to heppand anytime

soon, Pattaya will continue to be what it is today, a sunny place for lots

of shady caricatures....   

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The Motor bike gangs of Queensland and other states were totally banned in recent years.   The police knew where the problems were coming from and even belonging to such a gang was illegal.   Sounds tough, but it's no nanny state.

Just sorry the rubbish has ended up in Thailand.

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4 hours ago, ezzra said:

In order to rid Pattaya, once and for all time, of all the crap and the crimes so rampant there, it has to be razed to the ground and rebuilt again but this

time with a lot more care, but since this isn't going to heppand anytime

soon, Pattaya will continue to be what it is today, a sunny place for lots

of shady caricatures....   

Well, misspelling to one side, I assume you missed the report where it stated Bangkok and Phuket are highly involved  and chose to direct your negativity on Pattaya for some unknown reason?

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1 hour ago, masuk said:

The Motor bike gangs of Queensland and other states were totally banned in recent years.   The police knew where the problems were coming from and even belonging to such a gang was illegal.   Sounds tough, but it's no nanny state.

Just sorry the rubbish has ended up in Thailand.

Most of the rubbish washes up in Thailand for the simple reason it can thrive without interference.

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