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Thai police seize ketamine and heroin suspected to be trafficked to Taiwan

Caitlin Ashworth

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Police seized 300 kilograms of ketamine and 228 kilograms of heroin in a series of raids in Bangkok and Nonthaburi, a suburb just outside the city. Police suspect the drugs were awaiting shipment to Taiwan. The Thai Narcotics Suppression Bureau teamed up with Taiwan’s Central Criminal Investigation Bureau for the operation.

Yesterday, police raided a warehouse in Nonthaburi, seizing 300 kilograms of ketamine. The bust led to another raid at a home in Bangkok’s Huai Khwang district where officers seized 228 kilograms of heroin. Police are still looking for the homeowner.

Officers also arrested 29 year old Saowapha Nasalee on charges of possessing illegal substances with intent to sell. She was allegedly hired to pack the drugs before shipment.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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    Ynwaps

    Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    Another day another photo-op.
    Now that they’ve got “Saowapha Nasalee”, the war on drugs is as good as over.

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    Mister Stretch

    Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 3:34 pm

    How many grams will this turn out to be?

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    Wayno

    Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    Sorry, it was salt and pepper

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    Richard McDonald

    Friday, December 18, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    Very strict drug. Laws but not as severe as Bali

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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