Police Region 8 have arrested three women who picked up a drugs parcel at the Takuapa bus terminal in Phang Nga, which contained drugs with a street value up to 4 million Baht.
The investigative team received a report that there would be drugs smuggled via a Bangkok – Takuapa bus. The bus staff delivered the parcel to the bus terminal while the police were monitoring the box and the three women, 33 year old Wataporn Thongnakae, 35 year old Orasa Kiewwan and 29 year old Sudaporn Kiewwan. All of them based in Phang Nga and working in a rubber plantation.
In the box, police found 20,147 amphetamine pills, 524.1 grams of crystal methamphetamine and 11,400 Baht in cash.
The 3 women told the police that they were paid 30,000 baht to pick up the parcel.
“This has been an easy way to transport drugs by simply putting them in a bus as a parcel because buses, up to now, rarely check the items inside nor do they check for ID card. From now on, there will be a more strict security screening of all parcels and people travelling on buses. Police already coordinate with the post office to be stricter on checking the senders and receivers and bus transportation companies will also have to do so otherwise run the risk of being fined for transporting illicit goods,” said Pol Lt Gen Sorasak Yenprem, Police Region 8 Commander.
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