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Police asking courier, logistics operators to install X-ray machines to tackle wily criminals

By THE NATION

 

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Police are asking courier and logistics operators to install X-ray machines to screen packages for drugs, firearms and other illegal objects that criminals and drug dealers send via private services.

 

“From November 10-24, police arrested 29 suspects who had sent drugs via packages and seized evidence including more than 28,000 amphetamine tablets, 1.7 kg of methamphetamine and 118 kg of Krathom leaves,” deputy National Police chief Pol General Manu Mekmok said on Tuesday.

 

“The Covid-19 situation has inspired criminals and drug dealers to use private courier and logistics services to send drugs and illegal objects instead of using their usual channels,” he revealed.

 

Manu said he had ordered police divisions to work with private courier and logistics operators by asking them to register with the police and install X-ray machines at their distribution centres to scan every package for contraband.

 

“Drug syndicates are modernising their operations with the use of social media and a comprehensive network of private courier services,” he said. “They often rent a house or building as a distribution centre for smuggled drugs, while local dealers take orders via Line, Facebook or Twitter and send their drugs through private courier services.

 

“If you have any information about drug operations in your area, please forward it to the Royal Thai Police headquarters, or contact Hotline 1386,” he added.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30398539

 

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Dear Mr. Police chief, you agree that the big entities which hold the monopoly in the countries drug business don't use DHL and UPS to distribute their valuable goods, right? I mean, you must know it, as a Thai police chief, I guess. 🤔

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27 minutes ago, Flying Saucage said:

Dear Mr. Police chief, you agree that the big entities which hold the monopoly in the countries drug business don't use DHL and UPS to distribute their valuable goods, right?

 

Since you seem to know it all better, then maybe you can explain how this happened? And maybe at the same time you can point us where in the OP was made mention of DHL and UPS or any other international courier

 

3 hours ago, webfact said:

“From November 10-24, police arrested 29 suspects who had sent drugs via packages and seized evidence including more than 28,000 amphetamine tablets, 1.7 kg of methamphetamine and 118 kg of Krathom leaves,”

 

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8 hours ago, webfact said:

Manu said he had ordered police divisions to work with private courier and logistics operators by asking them to register with the police and install X-ray machines at their distribution centres to scan every package for contraband.

Xray machines costs thousands to buy, install and run, training operators to know what to look for takes thousands more... how about training some dogs to sniff out drugs/guns etc, they don't make mistakes.

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I like to order some special chocolates from the U.S., sent direct by the chocolate company, and then forwarded from the U.S. ultimately to ThaiPost (not FedEx or DHL).

 

For the past year or two, every time I do such a shipment, the buggers open the package, tear open the manufacturer sealed package, and presumably do something with some of my chocolates...

 

Then repack the mangled, torn open box, and send it along to me....  Do they really think a well known commercial chocolates company is packing drugs in their boxed chocolates packages???

 

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This is more about domestic deliveries, If i want to send a package locally using Kerry Express then the item is checked visually, is parceled in their office/depot and they check your ID. So why the need for X-ray.

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14 hours ago, hotchilli said:

how about training some dogs to sniff out drugs/guns etc, they don't make mistakes.

There's millions to choose from spraying the sois with urine; defecating everywhere near food stalls; they can be found biting children in school playgrounds; or heard howling at the moon all night.  They are a tourist attraction in their own right - LOR (Land of Rabies.)

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