Chon Buri ‘drug courier’ nabbed with haul worth Bt2.8m

Chon Buri ‘drug courier’ nabbed with haul worth Bt2.8m

By The Nation

 

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Police arrested a suspected drug courier in Chon Buri’s Sri Racha district on Wednesday and confiscated narcotics worth Bt2.85 million, including 229,800 pills of methamphetamine. 

 

Chief of Chon Buri Police, Pol Maj-General Nanthachart Supamongkol told reporters that Noi Nilthet, 40, was arrested near his rented house in Tambon Borwin. Police had been monitoring the suspect for a while after learning that he had been pushing drugs in the neighbourhood. 

 

When the suspect was spotting in Moo 2 village in Tambon Borwin, police stopped him for a search and found 200 meth pills in his pockets. The suspect said his boss, Surat Srirungruang, had sent him a message on Line app to deliver the pills. 

 

Police later searched the suspect’s car parked outside a rented house and found more drugs, including 400 grams of ketamine and 100 ecstasy pills.

 

Police also seized a .38-calibre revolver found in his car. 

 

Statistics show that seizures of crystal methamphetamines have surged more than 10-fold in Thailand over the past two years.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30372742

 

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