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Surprise as drugs wash up on Koh Chang again


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Once again, Methamphetamine has washed up on a beach in Thailand.

This time, the drugs washed up on a beach in Koh Chang, an island in the Gulf of Thailand off the coast of Trat.

Police have not ruled out the possibility that the drugs came from a sunken ship that had been carrying a similar shipment from Vietnam.

In the past, police reported that 100 kgs of methamphetamine had washed up on the coast of Vietnam back in December. The following month, more packages weighing in at 17 kgs washed up on Hat Koh Taen Beach in Koh Samui, while another 3 packages weighing 1 kg each washed up on Hat Niyom Beach in Chaiya.

Earlier this month, a total of 17, 1 kg packages wrapped in the same yellow with red Chinese characters, had washed up on the coast of Koh Mak and Koh Chang, and a further 19 packages were found yesterday on Koh Chang.

Police are calling on locals to report if they see any more packages wash up.

“Anyone who has taken a washed up parcel with them must immediately contact the police. Nobody should keep the parcels in their possession, as possession of the illegal narcotics is highly punishable. ”

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