Parcel senders must now show ID card

Parcel senders must now show ID card

Post office staff sort parcels before distributing them. (Bangkok Post photo)
Post office staff sort parcels before distributing them. (Bangkok Post photo)

Starting today, senders of parcels are required to show their ID cards or passports as part of state-owned Thailand Post’s measures to prevent use of postal services for drug smuggling.

Waraporn Chaitiamwong, manager of Thailand Post’s organisational communications section, said on Wednesday that parcel senders are now required to present their ID cards or passports if they are foreigners to postal counter officials.

Starting June 2, parcel senders are required to show their ID cards to postal counter staff as part of measures to prevent the smuggling of illicit drugs via mail. (handout photo)

Starting today, if they fail to do so the delivery of their parcel will be put on hold until those documents are shown, Ms Waraporn said.

The new post office requirement is in response to the PM’s Office instruction to prevent the use of postal services for the smuggling of illicit drugs.



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