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RANGSIT JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

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RANGSIT JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
Volume 6 Number 2, July - December 2019
The Performance of the Prevention and Suppression of Narcotics by Border Patrol Police: A Case Study of Border Patrol Police Company 327, Chiang Rai Province

Ananyawat Ratanawichai and Sasiphattra Siriwato

Received 23 December 2019 / Accepted in final form 6 January 2020 / Publish Online 10 January 2020

Abstract

This research has two objectives: the first objective is a needs analysis of the prevention and suppression of Border Patrol Police against narcotics. The second objective is recommending solutions for increasing the efficiency of the prevention and suppression of the drug trafficking network by Border Patrol Police Company 327 in Chiang Rai Province. Both qualitative and quantitative methods were used to gather information. Approximately five participants were purposively selected and interviewed, and 169 volunteer samples were surveyed. This research found that the most significant problems and obstacles to implementing prevention and suppression by Border Patrol Police against narcotics are as follows: suppressing and arresting the perpetrators; investigating the case and prosecuting; searching for news and intelligence; managing and administrating investigations; coordination with other organizations and agencies; control and surveillance; and public relations.

In addition, guidelines and recommendations to increase efficiency of strategies for the suppression and prevention of drug trafficking networks are to increase the efficiency concerning news and intelligence operations, such as asking for cooperation from interviewees while providing them with protection and risk prevention as well as giving rewards to those interviewees with experience. These practices must include the following: arresting the perpetrators, developing new techniques and forms to arrest the perpetrators, coordinating with any involved agencies in order to build good relations, and embrace both government and private sectors in addition to those individuals who are responsible for exchanging information in order to efficiently prevent and suppress drug trafficking networks.

Keywords: prevention and suppression of narcotics, drug addiction, Border Patrol Police, drug networks,, narcotics trafficking

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