Big drug seizures across the country continue

PHOTO: The Nation

Over 10 million methamphetamine pills and more than 36 kilograms of crystal methamphetamne (ice) have been seized in raids around the country.

Police, soldiers and Office of the Narcotics Control Board officials arrested 46 people, a cache of illegal drugs and guns during raids in nine provinces this week.

The raids took place in Bangkok suburbs, and Samut Prakan, Prachin Buri, Nakhon Ratchasima, Sakhon Nakhon, Phitsanulok, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Krabi and Narathiwat provinces.

The people arrested included two drug manufacturers and 32 “drug users”. Four others were charged with possession with intent to sell and eight with simple possession.

The tally in confiscated drugs since last October is now 10,208,211 methamphetamine pills, 36,426 grams of ‘ice’, 175 grams of heroin, 1,105,156 grams of marijuana, 419,131 grams of krathom leaves, 523 litres of liquid krathom, 19 krathom plants, 1,061 grams of ketamine, 470 grams of opium and 6,786 ecstasy pills.

Seventy guns and 440 bullets were seized in the same period along with 24 million baht worth of assets from suspects.

SOURCE: The Nation

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