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Chinese Resume Survey of Mekong River in Chiang Rai

  – CHIANG RAI – Chinese survey vessels have arrived in Chiang Rai province from southern province of Yunnan reportedly to resume survey of the Mekong river as an integral part of the project to expand river navigation from southern China downstream to Myanmar, Thailand and Laos. Chief of the Chinese survey team, Mr Lieu […]

April 28th, 2017 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Police Chase in Chiang Saen Nets Millions of Speed Pills and 149kg of Crystal Meth

– CHIANG RAI – Two Hmong men were arrested and 4 million speed pills and 149kg of crystal methamphetamine was seized after a car chase in Chiang Saen district in the early hours of Thursday. A┬áteam of narcotics suppression police spotted two vehicles, a Chevrolet and a Toyota, travelling along the Chiang Saen-Chiang Khong road […]

April 27th, 2017 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Thailand, Myanmar Meet to Suppress Drugs in Border Areas

  CHIANG RAI – Thailand and Myanmar have stepped up cooperation to suppress illegal drugs in border areas. Members of the Thailand-Myanmar Township Border Committee (TBC) held a meeting on Thursday at Tachilek in Myanmar, following the increased flow of drugs and the escalating violence along the border. The Key members of the meeting were […]

April 27th, 2017 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Weather Predicted to Hit 43 Degrees Celsius in Chiang Rai

– CHIANG RAI – Thailand could see its hottest days of the year this weekend, with temperatures expected to reach 43 deg C in some parts of northern Thailand, Thailand’s The Nation newspaper reported. According to the Meteorological Department, the two hottest days are expected on Friday and Saturday and temperatures are expected to touch […]

April 27th, 2017 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Chiang Rai’s New Governor Denies Trying to Stop Protest Over Mekong River Blasting

  – CHIANG RAI – Governor, Narongsak Osotthanakon who took office just this month after former Governor Boonsong Techamaneesathit was abruptly transfered under section 44 by the Thai Junta, has denied reports that he gave a verbal order to deter protesters from participating in protests against the Chinese operation to survey the Mekong River in […]

April 25th, 2017 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Immigration Chief Inspects Chiang Rai’s Border Check Points

– CHIANG RAI – The Immigration Bureau has organized a meeting in Chiang Rai to invite different bodies to discuss security measures in response to a large increase in border crossings in the past year. The meeting was held in Chiang Khong district to allow immigration officers to view at first hand activities in the […]

April 24th, 2017 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Chiang Rai Police Seize One Million Meth Pills, 2 Men Arrested

– CHIANG RAI – Drug Suppression police arrested two men in Chiang Rai province for transporting 1 million methamphetamine tablets on Sunday. Police said thet found the drugs hidden inside fertiliser bags in their truck. The suspects were identified as Pisit Narongrit, 35, and Prathan Chumkaew, 25 were taken into custody for further questioning. 35 […]

April 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

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