Krabi Police held a press conference yesterday (March 22) to announce that two alleged drug mafia gang leaders had been arrested in Krabi with almost 20,000 amphetamine pills and 2 million Baht worth of assets.
The two drug dealers, including 43 year old Wirote ‘Bang Lai’ Khaokham and 25 year old Nantanat ‘Fa’ Ratchaniyom, who are Krabi residents, were arrested with 19,200 amphetamine pills, a .38 mm pistol, 50,000 Baht in cash, a pickup truck, a car and a motorcycle.
Before Wirote was arrested, police arrested numerous drug dealers working for his network. They contend that Wirote was the main supplier who sold drugs to retail drug dealers in the local area. Police had closely followed him until March 19 when they learned that Wirote had received a new stock of drugs and was preparing to distribute them to his local dealer network.
Police arrested him at his house. He told police that he bought the drug from a man named ‘Jarae’ who he doesn’t know his real name. They only contact each other via mobile phones, he said. Wirote claims that he bought 10 packages per time from Jarae, which cost him 1 million Baht, and that he could make 2 million Baht out of that. Nantanat was later arrested when police let Wirote contact her to pick up a drug package placed on Petchakasem roadside.
She was arrested after picking up the box, at her home.
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