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Pai Officials Destroy 5 Rai Of Opium Poppies


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Pai officials destroy 5 rai of opium poppies

Khajohn Boonpath

5 rai of opium poppy fields were destroyed in Khun Sa village in Pai district recently. Niwet Poolsawat, Pai District Chief Officer joined the director of the Pai Drug Control Command, and 68 officials including the Army, Pai police and Ranger Forces in the hike over the mountainous region to find the fields hidden in thick forest.

According to Pai’s District Chief Officer, opium poppy fields have been reported in many isolated areas in the Pai district. He added that it is believed the destroyed fields belonged to a resident of Pong Sa subdistrict and that police intend to take legal action.

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-- Chiang Mai Mail 2010/01/12

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