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US News The big blunder of the Thai police

02:25  28 november  2020
02:25  28 november  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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La grosse bourde de la police thaïlandaise © Juan Carlos Hernández Hernández / Getty Images The big blunder of the Thai police Thailand had announced that it had seized nearly a billion dollars of ketamine, but this discovery was turned out to be a "misunderstanding", said his Minister of Justice.

A record seizure, Thai authorities announced in early November after seizing a shipment of 11.5 tonnes of ketamine, worth nearly $ 1 billion. Problem, laboratory tests revealed that the substance discovered was not drugs, but trisodium phosphate, a compound commonly used as a cleaning agent, reports BBC .

Thai Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin then said it was a "technical error" in the field tests. "This is a misunderstanding that our government must accept," he added, according to the Bangkok Post . He explained that the confusion had occurred because the preliminary tests, which turn purple in the presence of ketamine hydrochloride, react in the same way to trisodium phosphate. But in lab tests by the Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB), at least 66 bags were confirmed to be cleaning agent. According to Reuters, 475 bags were found in total.

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The Royal Thai Police (RTP) ( Thai : ตำรวจแห่งชาติ; RTGS: tamruat haeng chat) is the national police force of Thailand . The RTP employs between 210,700 and 230,000 officers, roughly 17 percent of all civil servants (excluding the military and the employees of state-owned enterprises).

Thai police officer was forced to deal with a stressed man who stormed into a police station brandishing a knife. The officer managed to calm him down, get him to hand his knife, and then give him a big hug.

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The authorities had however announced with great fanfare a historic seizure in a local warehouse after a denunciation of Taiwan. "This represents the largest quantity ever seized in Thailand, with an estimated value of 950 million dollars on the basis of the retail price," Wichai Chaimongkol, secretary general of the ONCB said at a press conference after the famous seizure.

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Ketamine is widely used as an anesthetic, but due to its hallucinogenic effects it is also considered a "party drug" which can cause serious bodily harm and be fatal. As for trisodium phosphate, a white powdered substance, it can be used in the stain remover, even as a food additive.

Beating of the producer: the 4 police officers summoned into custody .
© Copyright 2020, L'Obs The four police officers who are the subject of an investigation by the police after the images of the beating of a music producer in Paris are summoned this Friday to be heard under the custody regime, we learned from the Paris prosecutor's office.

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