Seven drug busts net 10 million meth pills, 4 kg of heroin

The more drugs police intercept, the more that pours across the borders.

The Police Narcotics Suppression Bureau have reported on seven drug busts that netted 10 suspects and the confiscation of 10 million methamphetamine pills and nearly four kilograms of heroin.

The NSB also seized other illicit drugs including crystal meth or “ice”, ecstasy pills and cocaine. Separate searches in 11 communities between January 18-31 also netted 32 suspects.

Among the seven drug busts, there were three key cases including the arrest of 27 year old Surachai Bese on Monday night in Chiang Rai with 4 million methamphetamine pills. He’s alleged to have smuggled the drugs from a border location.

Police report the second case saw drug suspect 23 year old Polawat Lungsikaew killed in a shootout with Army troops in Chiang Rai while attempting to smuggle 2.8 million methamphetamine pills into Thailand from Myanmar on Sunday night. Police are hunting for Polawat’s accomplice who escaped.

In the third case, a 46 year old bus driver Prom Rattanakrajang and his elder brother 50 year old Thanathip, were arrested on January 20 along with 2.82 million methamphetamine pills in Chiang Rai.

Police also seized nearly 5,000 ecstasy pills hidden inside a Santa Claus stuff toy, a train-shape pillow and some toy boxes in three packages mailed from other countries and expect to arrest the senders and recipients soon.

At a media conference yesterday police reported that drug suppression in the past three months had seen 113,000 drug busts which confiscated a total of 248.4 million methamphetamine pills, 4,324 kilograms of “ice”, 442 kilograms of heroine, and 3,454 kilograms of marijuana.

SOURCE: The Nation

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