PHUKET: The Phuket authorities are cracking down hard on the island’s teenagers in advance of Valentine’s Day, with 16 young people recently detained and tested for drug use.

The crackdown comes amid the traditional moral panic over the behavior of Thai youth that accompanies the romantic holiday in the country each year.

Of the 16 boys and girls who were arrested, six tested positive for ya bah (methamphetamine) use and will be sent to drug rehabilitation camp.

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