Authorities in the northeastern Nong Khai province arrested two women yesterday and seized 300 kilograms of compressed marijuana. The two were captured after trying to run a police checkpoint. Police told reporters the arrests came after a tip-off that marijuana would be smuggled from neighbouring Bung Kan province, once a part of Nong Khai. It was to be transported to Khon Kaen.
Police set up a checkpoint on the Mittraphap highway in Khon Kaen’s Nam Phong district and at about half past midnight, a Mitsubishi Pajero was seen approaching. Before reaching the checkpoint, the Mitsubishi made a sudden U-turn and sped off, ignoring police demands to stop. Police quickly gave chase. The Mitsubishi raced through Udon Thani until police shot out the SUV’s tyres.
Two women were arrested and identified as 33 year old Suthida Kuapol and 40 year old Aporn Klinnoy. Eight fertiliser sacks with 300 compressed bricks of marijuana, each weighing a kilogram, were found in the vehicle.
Thai media report that the two women have been charged with possession with intent to sell.
SOURCE: Chiang Rai TimesCannabis NewsCrime NewsNorthern Thailand News
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