drug smugglers

  • Crime

    Fifteen drug smugglers shot dead after gunfight with Thai soldiers in Chiang Mai

    Fifteen drug smugglers died after a gunfight with Royal Thai Army soldiers in Chiang Mai late last night. Maj Gen Suparerk Sathapornpol, commander of the Pha Muang Task Force, revealed this morning that his soldiers clashed with the bandits in tambon Mon Pin, between Ban Pa Kha and Ban Khob Dong. Patrol soldiers spotted a group of about 20 men…

  • Coronavirus Vaccines

    3 Covid-19 drug smugglers face 5 years in Thailand jail

    Three smugglers face a five year prison sentence after trafficking 10 million baht worth of Covid-19 drugs into Thailand. The two women and one man were seized as part of a police sting for allegedly smuggling Favipiravir, Molnupiravir, and Remdesivir drugs from India. Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul reported that police officers confiscated about 80,000 pills from the suspects who…

  • Thailand

    Foreign man arrested for allegedly smuggling 1.28 kilograms of cocaine into Thailand

    Thailand’s Customs Department seized 1.28 kilograms of cocaine from a man at a quarantine who had just entered the country from Guinea Bissau. Authorities suspect the man may have ingested the packages drugs as a way to get passed security at the airport. The 41 year old man from Sierra Leone arrived at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport on February 12. He…

  • Drugs

    Truck with 4.2 million meth pills shot at police, killing one

    In Chaing Mai, police attempting to pull over a pickup truck suspected of carrying drugs were met with gunfire that killed one officer. The shootout took place last night in the Fang district of Chiang Mai when a police team attempted to stop and search the pickup that was believed to be transporting a large drug shipment. A Fang district…

  • Drugs

    350kg of compressed marijuana seized off Mekong River

    Navy officers in the Laos-bordering province of Nakhon Phanom seized a compressed marijuana shipment of about 350 kilogrammes as it was being offloaded from the Mekong River. 2 men were arrested while 3 more fled and have not been apprehended yet in the bust that took place late Friday night. The northern province, separated from Laos by the Mekong River,…

  • Drugs

    Police bust 4 drug runners with 150 million baht of meth

    About 150 million baht worth of methamphetamine pills were impounded in Nakhon Phanom today in a bust of 4 suspected drug runners. Police and military cooperated to nab 4 men, aged 21 to 36 hailing from Mukdahan. Nakhon Phanom is a northeastern Thai province that borders Laos, separated by the Mekong River. A press conference was held this afternoon at…

  • Drugs

    Double truck driver bust yields 2.2 million meth pills, 165 grams of marijuana

    Two truck drivers were arrested in a massive double bust where police seized a total of 2.2 million methamphetamine pills and 165 grams of dried marijuana. One truck full of meth was caught in the Nong Khai province on the Laos border, while the other driver was apprehended in Chon Buri province. Banglamung Police announced the arrest yesterday while working…

  • Crime

    Philippine president says “kill the drug traffickers”

    “If it’s drugs, you shoot and kill. That’s the arrangement.” Philippine police have been ordered to kill those caught trafficking drugs. Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte said publicly during a Cabinet meeting that he wanted a revised crackdown on the country’s drug trafficking. The country’s leader is known for his strong anti-drug and hard-ball stance on drug dealing and trafficking, backed…