Bangkok police arrest pair for major drug trafficking operation

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Police today apprehended a Bangkok couple for their involvement in drug trafficking activities, a raid conducted on the property of the pair yielded a significant amount of drugs and valuable assets.

Police officers arrested 35 year old Supakit and 28 year old Sasithorn on a road in the Bang Phlat district. The arrest followed a search of their residence and a storage area in Soi Somdet Phra Pinklao 2, also in Bangkok. The operation resulted in the seizure of approximately 420 grammes of ketamine, four mobile phones, two cars, two motorcycles, 50,000 baht in cash, 5 baht-weight in gold, and a Hermes bracelet.

The investigation began on June 27, when police conducted a crackdown on a local drug network. The operation eventually led to the identification of Supakit and Sasithorn as key figures in supplying drugs to teenagers in the Wat Dao Dueng community and nearby areas. Continuous monitoring of their activities provided enough evidence to warrant a search and arrest.

Police observed Supakit parking his motorcycle on a road within Soi Khrua Khon 4. Upon approaching and conducting a search, they found 0.6 grammes of ketamine in his jacket pocket. Supakit admitted ownership of the drugs. Following this, officers obtained a warrant to search Supakit’s residence in Soi Trok San Chao, Bang Yi Khan. Inside, they found Sasithorn and approximately 20 grammes of ketamine.

The investigation extended to a car parked in a storage area on Soi Somdet Phra Pinklao 2. Police discovered an additional 400 grammes of ketamine inside the vehicle. A background check revealed that Sasithorn had a criminal record involving drug possession with intent to distribute amphetamines, a Schedule 1 drug, in Chon Buri province, reported KhaoSod.

Supakit and Sasithorn were arrested and charged with the unauthorised distribution of a Schedule 2 controlled substance, ketamine. The case highlights ongoing efforts by police to dismantle drug networks and reduce illegal drug trafficking within communities.

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