Connect with us


Huge narcotics haul seized from four major drug operations



Police said four successful recent drug busts had led to the confiscation of a huge haul of narcotics, including more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana, three kilograms of highly concentrated hashish oil, over 100,000 methamphetamine pills, some 5,300 grams of crystal methamphetamine and 850 grams of ketamine.

Deputy police chief Pol General Chalermkiat Srivorakhan and Narcotics Suppression Bureau (NSB) head Lt-General Sommai Kongvisaisuk announced the four cases at a press conference yesterday at the NSB head office in Bangkok…

Some 490 kilograms of dried marijuana with a street value of 15 million baht were seized in Bung Kan province on Saturday, but the four suspected Laotian smugglers managed to flee.

Four Nakhon Phanom men aged 27-53 were arrested with 598 kilograms of dried marijuana and three kilograms of highly concentrated hashish oil at a gas station in Udon Thani province on Saturday as well.

The hashish oil is worth 500,000 baht per kilogram, as it is the most potent form of marijuana – one kilogram is extracted from 100 kilograms of fresh marijuana.

The hash oil was believed to bound for the South before being smuggled to Europe and the US, according to Sommai.

The Udon Thani bust stemmed from a previous operation in March that seized 1,380 kilograms of marijuana in Nong Khai province, he added.

A Bangkok resident, 24 year old Pornchai Buayaem, was arrested with 106,000 meth pills, 200 grams of “ice” and 850 grams of ketamine in Taling Chan district last Friday.

A tip-off suggested that Pornchai was transporting the drugs after collecting the large batch on the orders of a drug ring, to store at his relative’s house. Pornchai allegedly confessed to have transported drugs three times before and claimed to have been paid 50,000 baht on each occasion.

Two male suspects were arrested with 5,196 gram of “ice” in a police sting operation on Thursday. The first suspect was apprehended when delivering the drugs at a shopping mall’s parking lot in Samut Prakan province and his accomplice was subsequently nabbed at a mall in Pathum Thani province.

Huge narcotics haul seized from four major drug operations | News by Thaiger Huge narcotics haul seized from four major drug operations | News by Thaiger

STORY: The Nation


Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

The Thaiger is Thailand's largest online portal for news, videos and information.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Thailand12 mins ago

Venomous snake emerges from parcel at sorting office in Thailand

Technology47 mins ago

Line Man Wongnai now Thailand’s largest tech startup

Thailand1 hour ago

Customer buys brand new Honda PCX motorbike with coins in eastern Thailand

Sponsored8 hours ago

Starting a business and obtaining SMART Visa in Thailand is easy with Startup Booster

Drugs2 hours ago

Drug chase ends in flipped car, 6 million spilled Yaba pills

Thailand2 hours ago

169 Thai police officers dismissed for serious violations

World2 hours ago

Edward Snowden received Russian citizenship

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Thailand3 hours ago

American told to stop riding go-kart in Chiang Mai

Thailand3 hours ago

Thailand legalises abortion up to 20 weeks

Coronavirus (Covid-19)4 hours ago

Nasal spray to prevent Covid hits stores October 1

Crime4 hours ago

China backs Philippines online gambling crackdown

Crime4 hours ago

Foreign gang allegedly extorts Russian couple of crypto worth US$50k in Thailand

Events6 hours ago

Meatfest will host meat cooking and eating contests in Pattaya

Thailand6 hours ago

Shopee Thailand to lay off about 10% of employees

Thailand6 hours ago

VIDEO: Colossal crocodile stomps through road in eastern Thailand

Thailand7 hours ago

Dogs abandoned by foreigner in Chiang Mai are adopted

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism2 years ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11