33 Thais detained and fined in Malaysia following drug exams

Key to journey to Malaysia through the long weekend had been in for a shock. The travellers had been crossing a checkpoint into Malaysia from South Thailand’s Satun province this week. When Malaysian authorities took urine samples from the three, they had been discovered to have traces of marijuana of their bodies.
The tourists had been fined 50,000 baht, and jailed for 3 days. Malaysian border police have been on guard with Thai vacationers driving throughout the border, totally checking all vehicles, in accordance with one van driver. The van driver is ethnically Thai, however, he holds Malaysian nationality. He informed Amarin TV that although he regularly meets with border officers, they nonetheless thoroughly examine his van.
Cannabis in Malaysia is authorized for medical functions. Recreational use of cannabis beneath Malaysian legislation supplies for a mandatory death penalty for convicted drug traffickers. Individuals arrested for possessing 200 grams (seven ounces) of marijuana are presumed by regulation to be trafficking medication.
Following Thailand’s decriminalisation of cannabis, a number of nations have warned Thai vacationers to not convey Thai weed into their international locations. Last month, South Korea and Singapore embassies joined the listing to warn travellers from Thailand to not carry marijuana, different cannabis-based merchandise, or cannabis extracts by way of their borders..

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