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Weather

Cool weather in central and northern Thailand, strong wind, waves in the south

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Cool weather in central and northern Thailand, strong wind, waves in the south | The Thaiger

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Temperatures are dropping throughout the North, Northeast and Central regions. Frost is even on some mountaintops. The Thailand Meteorological Department says the cool weather is due to the high-pressure system from China covering the upper part of Thailand.

Bangkok today reports a temperature drop with a low of 16-18 degrees Celsius, while the Central region is expected to have cool to cold weather with strong winds a low varying from 14-17 degrees and a high from 27-28 degrees. The weather is expected to be warmer with temperature rising up to 1-3 degrees.

The TMD also reports a strong northeast monsoon in the Gulf of Thailand and in the southern region. Residents along the eastern coastline should beware of inshore wind and waves up to 4 metres high. All ships should proceed with caution, and small boats keep ashore until tomorrow.

The TMD forecast for the other parts of Thailand are as follows…

  • North: Cold weather and strong winds with a low of 12-15 degrees and a high of 24-31 degrees. Temperature on hilltops is likely to drop to 3-11 degrees with frost in some areas.
  • Northeast: Cold to very cold weather and strong winds with a low of 8-12 degrees and a high of 21-24 degrees. Temperature on hilltops is likely to drop to 5-11 degrees.
  • East: Cool to cold weather and strong winds with a low of 14-21 degrees and a high of 27-31 degrees. Waves expected to be 2 metres high and over 2 metres offshore.
  • South (east coast): Cool weather and strong winds with thundershowers in 30% of the area. A low of 18-23 degrees and a high of 27-30 degrees. Waves expected to be 2-4 metres high and over 4 metres during thundershowers.
  • South (west coast): Mostly cloudy with thundershowers in 20% of the areas. A low of 21-24 degrees and a high of 30-32 degrees. Waves expected to be 1-2 metres high and 2 metres offshore.

SOURCE: TMD | The Nation

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Drugs

New illicit drug cocktail on Bangkok’s streets | VIDEO

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

New illicit drug cocktail on Bangkok’s streets | VIDEO | The Thaiger

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A cocktail of narcotics known to police as “K powdered milk” or “K Nompong’ in Thai, is suspected to be linked to a number of deaths among young Thais in Bangkok.

The “K powdered milk” is a mixture of ketamine, heroin, methamphetamine and a sleeping pill known as “Rose,” police say. Rose is the product name… the label says… “A combination of rose scent, menthol, and natural beeswax make it an ideal scent for relaxing sleeping time.”

When crushed together, the drugs resemble milk powder. Police also believe that the cocktail could include clonazepam smuggled in across the borders. Clonazepam is a medication used to prevent and treat seizures and panic disorder. Medicallym, it’s a tranquilizer of the benzodiazepine class.

Police say the drug cocktail gives users a rapid high and can be fatal if overused. Given each individual drug’s effects, and the amount of each in the cocktail they consume, there could any number of reactions or triggers that could kill the person consuming the cocktail of illicit drugs.

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Bangkok

National police investigate narcotic drug cocktail suspected of causing 6 deaths in Bangkok

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

National police investigate narcotic drug cocktail suspected of causing 6 deaths in Bangkok | The Thaiger

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The national police are investigating what they say is a new illicit drug cocktail suspected of being linked to 6 deaths in Bangkok on Sunday. While autopsy results declaring the cause of death have not been released yet, police say 6 people in Bangkok died on the same day apparently after consuming the drug mixture “K powdered milk.”

National police chief Suwat Jangyodsuk says the incident where so many people died on the same day, and possibly from the same drug, has never happened before. 5 of the 6 people who died in the Wat Phraya Krai district with a white powdered drug found at the scenes, according to Metropolitan Police Bureau chief Phukphong Phongpetra.

Media reports have been conflicting regarding the number of people who may have died after taking “K powdered milk.” Some media outlets have reported 6 to 7 deaths suspected of being linked to the drug cocktail while Pattaya News reports 9 deaths in Bangkok from “unknown reasons,” presumably from overdosing on the narcotic cocktail.

“K powdered milk” is a combination of ketamine and a ramelteon sleeping pill, according to the national police chief. Other police reported the powder also contained methamphetamine and heroin. The drugs are crushed up together and resemble powdered milk.

Although an official analysis of the drug mixture has not been reported, police suspect it might also contain controlled pharmaceutical medicine like clonazepam, possibly smuggled into Thailand. Associate professor at Kasetsart University, Weerachai Phutdhawong, claims “K powdered milk” contains the “three drug cocktail” which is used for prison executions.

He says a sample of the drug cocktail sent to doctors for an analysis contained the 3 compounds used for execution by lethal injection: sodium pentothal to make the prisoner unconscious pancuronium bromide for muscle relaxation and potassium chloride to stop the heartbeat.

In a late development, last night police arrested a 23 years old female suspected of selling the drugs in the Sai Mai district, near the Don Mueang Airport. She had 7.35 grams of Ketamine when arrested. On further investigation, the police found “K powdered milk” in her house. The suspect also admitted that she received the drugs from a friend in Lam Lukka district, again north of central Bangkok. Police have sent the drugs for analysis.

SOURCES: Bangkok Post | Pattaya News

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