On 22 May 2011 at 1.00p.m. Police Colonel Pornchai Jarernwong and his team from the Narcotics Suppression Bureau disclosed to the media that three Iranian suspects had been detained.
Fasud Larscary, 22, Merad Gorbanu, 26 and Ambas Martabi, 21 were arrested in possession of 5.2 kg of Ya-Ice.
The cash found in four black shoulder bags included 2,400 Baht, USD$1427 and 50,000 Rials along with three mobile phones, an officer said adding that the evidence was valued at approximately 15 Million Baht.
Narcotics Suppression Bureau team in Bangkok informed the police that Fasud Larscary were travelling on Qatar Airlines while the other two suspects boarded Etihad Airlines.
Three suspects confessed that they were hired by a drug dealer in Iran to smuggle Ya-Ice into Thailand where the drugs would be distributed to other dealers.
Each person would be paid USD$23,000 for a successful delivery, the accused said.
They also admitted that they had been delivering illicit drugs numerous times before to many Asian countries, Europe and Middle East, the police reported.
The suspects will be hold in custody for questioning before being charged with possession and smuggling of Class-1 restricted drugs with the intention of distribution, a serious crime in Thailand that may result in death penalty.