Monday, March 8, 2021

Narcotics Suppression Bureau Chief, “Big Bo”, Visits Chiang Mai; COVID19 and Drug Smuggling on the Agenda

He donated snacks and refreshments to the officers for the new year.


When: December 28th, 2020

Where: Doi Saket post office, Doi Saket police station, Doi Saket district, Chiang Mai province

What: The police chief at the head of the Narcotics Suppression Bureau, Lt. Col. Chinnaphat Sarasin, nickname “Big Bo,” paid a visit to police in Chiang Mai during the New Year Festival on December 28th, 2020.

The administrative department participated in a training that will help stop the spread of COVID19 and monitor drug smugglers in Chiang Mai province. The focus is on tracking suspected vehicles involved in drug trafficking that may be visiting during the long holiday weekend.

Travel between the provinces, especially to Chiang Mai, will be on the uptick the next few days. Police chief Chinnaphat also gave snacks and refreshments to the officers to nourish them in performing their duties and blessed them on the new year occasion.

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My take: One aspect of the COVID19 prevention measures that hasn’t been discussed much is the increase in surveillance as it relates to other crimes. This story highlights the point well. Boosting police presence in the province to prevent COVID19 is also being tied to drug monitoring.

I will be very interested to see how these two threads, COVID19 prevention and crime prevention, are tied together in the coming months and years as the governments of the world, and in Thailand, deal with this.

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Source: https://www.matichon.co.th/news-monitor/news_2504476

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