Thai anti-drug brigade announces major drug arrest that seized more than 8 million meth pills in Northern Thailand
The Thai Narcotics Control Agency yesterday announced a major drug arrest in Thailand’s northern provinces, seizing more than 8 million pills of methamphetamine.
A group of six alleged drug smugglers, originally from Nan and Phrae provinces, were arrested in the Krok Phra district of Nakhon Sawan province
During the arrest, a total of 8,000,000 pills of methamphetamine, 4 pickup trucks, 7 cell phones and 30,000 baht in cash were found and seized.
The suspects were the gentlemen: Noppadon Saenwang, Chainarong Saenwang, Songkiat Harnsukunngoen, Wirot Saethao, Nikhom Saethao and Arthit Saensong.
The pl. National Police Chief General Manu Mekmok told Thai reporters that the arrest followed several drug attacks in 30 areas in 4 provinces, including Nan, Phrae, Surat Thani and Krabi, since early July. Further investigation also revealed that drug smuggling would take place from Thailand’s border near Chiang Rai province before being transported to central Thailand.
The patrol and undercover officers then monitored the situation before being notified of a group of 4 suspicious pickup trucks, 3 lead vehicles and a drug smuggling vehicle passing through the area of Nakhon Sawan province. Police approached and searched the vehicles before discovering a large number of illegal drugs.
According to the police, they all confessed to being hired to transport the drugs for 400,000 baht at a time. The group has been taken to the police station for further investigation and legal proceedings.
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