Mekong

  • 20kg marijuana bag dumped by Mekong

    Police confiscated 20kg of marijuana beside the Mekong in Nong Khai’s Phon Pisai district on Wednesday morning.

    Nong Khai deputy police chief Colonel Dechpol Premsiri told a press conference at the Phon Pisai police station that the marijuana, worth about Bt100,000, was left for a pick up at a riverside spot in Ban Thin Dung, Moo 10, in Tambon Wat Luang. Police on a tip-off conducted a stakeout but did not see anyone so they went to the spot at 6am and found the marijuana in a fertiliser sack.

    Police suspected that a gang planned to transport it to Thai tourist destinations.

    Source :The Nation

  • Rising Mekong menaces Nong Khai farms

    The Mekong River reached its highest level of the year in Nong Khai province on Tuesday and was just 1.96 metres below the embankment.

     

    Swollen in the past three days by runoff from rainfall in Loei upstream, the river has risen to 10.24 metres, triggering measures to prevent farmland being flooded.

    All three sluiceways at the Huai Luang water gate were closed to protect 30,000 rai of cropland in Nong Khai and adjacent Udon Thani.

    Nong Khai Governor Ronnachai Jitwiset said the situation was under control and 15 water pumps were set out along the Huai Luang Canal, ready to drain water into the river or water-retention areas.

    The Nation

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