Nongprue Police Bust Stall Selling Kratom Drinks Mixed with Cough Syrup

PHOTO: TMN Cable TV Pattaya

Pattaya —

Nongprue police arrested the owner of a stall in the Pattaya area for selling Kratom drinks laced with cough syrup to young people.

Acting on a tip from the Region 2 Police Command Center, officers from Nongprue Police Station led by Pol. Lt. Col. Chumpol Saenwichai raided the “Bung Ton 168” shop on Soi Nern Phlap Wan, Nongprue sub-district, Banglamung district, Chonburi province. They found and confiscated 18 liters of Kratom drinks spiked with cough syrup, stored among normal bottles of water in large coolers.

The stall owner, identified by police only as 44-year-old Mr. Nakarin, was apprehended and faced charges of selling Kratom drinks with other mixtures.

According to Pol. Lt. Col. Chumpol, this arrest came amid a crackdown on shops selling Kratom drinks, which he said could cause intoxication, addiction, and even led to serious health complications.

Parents concerned about their children’s safety had contacted the Region 2 Police Command Center to inform about Mr. Nakarin’s conduct. They expressed relief after the suspect was arrested, and urged for stricter enforcement against sellers of these harmful substances, Pol. Lt. Col. Chumpol said.

PHOTO: TMN Cable TV Pattaya
PHOTO: TMN Cable TV Pattaya
PHOTO: TMN Cable TV Pattaya
PHOTO: TMN Cable TV Pattaya


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Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.