Thais warned against taking cannabis into South Korea
The Thai embassy in Seoul has issued a warning to Thais against taking marijuana, hemp and products with their ingredients into South Korea, saying they can be put in jail.
The warning was posted on the embassy’s Facebook page on Tuesday.
The warning is aimed at Thai tourists and those who plan to stay or work in South Korea.
The embassy said that people who are caught smuggling cannabis and hemp into South Korea could face five years in jail and even life imprisonment.
It said people caught planting or selling marijuana and hemp would face a jail term of at least one year, while being in possession of the plants or consuming them would get a punishment of five years in jail.
The warning notice also added thay those who have completed their jail term would be deported and would be blacklisted and prohibited from visiting South Korea again.