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Police seize 45 million baht worth of heroin and methamphetamine from Hat Yai home

Caitlin Ashworth

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Police arrested a man on drug charges and seized 45 million baht worth of drugs in the southern province Songkhla near the Thai-Malaysia border. Police raided a home Hat Yai district and found 76 bars of heroin weighing a total of 27 kilograms and 980,000 methamphetamine pills. 28 year old Sompong Mugem, who rents the home, was arrested.

Police had received a tip about a large quantity of drugs being carried in an Isuzu pickup truck and delivered to a home rented by Sompong. Police tracked down the home and saw the pickup truck parked outside. Police on the narcotics suppression division estimate the heroin and methamphetamine are worth at least 45 million baht.

The drugs are believed to have been trafficked from the northern border province to be distributed in the South.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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    ynwaps

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 8:36 am

    Another day another photo op

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      7.62mm of darwin

      Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 11:03 am

      I always hope to see the janitor standing a the back of the line holding a mop and bucket. What do all these golden wings mean by the way…..just curious as I am a pilot

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        Issan John

        Friday, November 20, 2020 at 10:41 pm

        Different wings, different meanings, but they can mean anything from doing a tower jump to a jumpmaster or ex-SF. One friend of mine in the RTP even wore a set of French wings from Pau (which he was fully entitled to).

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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