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Man arrested shipping 75 kilograms of heroin in engine parts

Jack Burton

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Bangkok police have arrested and charged a man found in possession of 75 kilograms of heroin for export. Drug suppression police got suspicious after they discovered that engine parts were being shipped to Taiwan, a country known for making and exporting such items.

An export company in Ratchadapisek Soi 16 in the Bangkok Yai area came under suspicion. When a man, identified only as “Kriangkrai”, drove a Nissan Navarro from its offices to a parcel delivery company, he was stopped and his cargo was searched. Inside various engine parts there were 200 bags of heroin, weighing 75 kilograms.

Kriangkrai, from the lower northeastern Nakhon Sawan province, told police he’d been hired 6 times over the last 2 months to send parts abroad, for which he claimed he received 10,000 baht each time.

He denied all knowledge of the drugs.

He’s charged with exporting a Class 1 drug and having it in his possession with intent to distribute.

Police say drug smugglers are coming up with increasingly ingenious ways to avoid detection. Recent examples include stashing the drugs in fitness equipment and talcum powder canisters.

Narcotics police are looking into the source of the drugs in this case as their investigation widens.

Man arrested shipping 75 kilograms of heroin in engine parts | News by Thaiger

SOURCES: thaivisa | INN

 

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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