On Tuesday, Thai authorities announced that they’d arrested multiple individuals on drug trafficking charges over the long weekend.
The Narcotic Suppression Bureau of Thailand took into custody 11 drug suspects. They also seized 1.5 million methamphetamine pills, 2.4 tons of cannabis, six kilograms of ketamine, and 200 million baht worth of goods, following three separate police operations.
The officials’ first inquiry involved two suspects arrested with possession of 400 kilograms of compressed cannabis in Sakon Nakhon.
The suspects hid the contraband in the van they’re driving.
The arresting authorities claimed that the suspects were delivering the drugs to dealers in Bangkok.
Three other suspects were also arrested in Lampang province, with 1.4 million speed pills in their possession.
The authorities found the drugs hidden under old mattresses and chicken cages inside a pick-up truck they’re operating.
The police then issued an assets freeze on the arrested individuals’ savings accounts, totaling 3.7 million baht, also seized land title deeds from the three suspects.
Six more individuals were subsequently arrested for possessing two tons of cannabis and six kilograms of ketamine in Udon Thani.
The authorities ascertained that the arrested suspects intended to deliver the drugs into Bangkok.
Thailand’s Narcotic Suppression Bureau reminded the public that the police force is dedicated to crushing the nation’s illicit drug operations.
Source: The Star