Connect with us

News

Marijuana valued at 2 million Baht – crackdown in Phang Nga

Published

 on 

Phang Nga police have arrested 6 local fishermen with 456 kilograms of dry marijuana leaves.

The 6 fishermen include 31 year old Boonkum Bohmuang, 27 year old Rachan Thong-Iad, 25 year old Sakrit Thong-Iad, 36 year old Thalerngsak Thanyupak and 37 year old Manoch Thintalay. After being informed about the drugs being transported by boat through the Andaman Sea, an undercover police officer contacted two of the men to buy some marijuana.

The boat belongs to Thalerngsak Thanyupak. The three brought the boat to shore in the mangrove forest near Baan Tha Dan Pier in Koh Panyi sub-district.

The police arrived at the appointed time, cordoned off the area and arrested the three with the 300 blocks of marijuana hidden in 8 fish food sacks. Police continued their search and arrested the rest of the men with 150 more kilos of marijuana blocks. All of them confessed to possess and trade Category 5 drugs. They claim the drugs belong to ‘Bung Lee’ in Satun Province who arranged the transport to ‘Je Sao’ in Krabi Province. The men told police they were hired to disperse the drugs to customers and sellers in the area for 60,000 Baht.

“This is the first offshore drugs crackdown in 10 years. The drug dealers might have changed their transportation way. However, they can’t sneak away from police eyes. This is an integrated job involving many departments of police. If the drug was released to the market, it would be worth about 12 million Baht,” said Pol Lt Gen Sorasak Yenprem, Acting Royal Thai Police Region 8 Commander.

Marijuana valued at 2 million Baht - crackdown in Phang Nga | News by Thaiger Marijuana valued at 2 million Baht - crackdown in Phang Nga | News by Thaiger

 

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.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Follow Thaiger by email:

Thailand11 hours ago

Unhinged gunman fires 18 shots into school because kids were too noisy

Thailand11 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Raid finds all monks on drugs in Phetchabun temple

World12 hours ago

Iran threatens footballers’ families with prison and torture, security source says

Sponsored20 hours ago

Challenges of starting a business in Thailand as a foreigner

Thailand12 hours ago

Angry Thai man condemns foreigner for not wearing a mask on BTS

Thailand13 hours ago

Thai man commits suicide due to mass govt corruption

Crime14 hours ago

Pattaya loan sharks allegedly abduct and assault young woman

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Property News14 hours ago

Nana Overview Guide in 2023

Tourism15 hours ago

Phuket sees over 50,000 Russian tourists in past month

Thailand15 hours ago

Hapless Bangkok gold thief gets caught at a bus stop

Lifestyle15 hours ago

Stop and smell the tulips at Floral Fair 2022 in Bangkok

Thailand16 hours ago

Police seize board game after claims it could cause insurrection in Thailand

World17 hours ago

Mauna Loa, world’s largest volcano, erupts for the first time in 40 years

Tourism18 hours ago

Thailand tourism may see a decline next year

Thailand18 hours ago

Thai govt to crackdown on cybercrime & handout free laptops to poor kids

Drugs18 hours ago

Hundreds of thousands of meth pills seized in Songkhla

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

Trending