Drugs worth 60m baht – 5 arrested
The narcotics police have arrested five suspects believed to be members of a drug ring. They were found to be in possession of 200,000 speed pills worth over 60 million baht.
The Narcotics Suppression Bureau’s Division 3 held a press conference to announce the arrests of four suspects between the age of 25 and 34, who are believed to be members of a drug network.
The police also seized 200,000 methamphetamine pills worth over 60 million baht in the operation.
The arrests came after narcotics police were tipped off that one of the suspects was dealing drugs in Bangkok and the vicinity and he was using an apartment room in Bangkok’s Phasi Charoen area as a place to store the drugs.
On Wednesday, the suspect was nabbed in the Petchakasem area with 100,000 speed pills. Narcotics police then extended their probe, which led to the arrests of four more people at the apartment where the pills were being stored.
Police also found 100,000 speed pills at the apartment and seized, along with the pills, seven bankbooks, a backpack and a suitcase that were being used to transport the drugs, along with eight mobile phones.
The five have been charged with possession an illicit drug, methamphetamine, with intent to sell.
They will be prosecuted and the police are now extending their investigation and are looking for additional members of the drug ring.