Three arrested with 2.5 million meth pills, 50 kg of ice
18 March 2012 :: 07:03:29 am [ 2,846 views ]
BANGKOK, March 17 -- Three suspects were arrested by Thai authorities with 2.5 million methamphetamine pills and 50 kg of crystal meth or 'ice' were seized on the departure level of Suvarnabhumi airport in Samut Prakan.
Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubumrung, in his capacity as the Director of the National Command Center for Drugs (NCCD), Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) Secretary General Pol Gen Adul Sangsingkeo and the Department of Special Investigation Director General Tharit Pengdit held a joint press conference over the arrest.
The trio were identified as Mr Domrong Sommawieng, 39, a Lamphun resident; Ms Hasruedee Arthonprachatid, 34, a Chiang Rai resident and Ms Parichat Charoonwit, 27 also a Chiang Rai resident.
According to questioning, the three told authorities that they rented a house in Chiang Rai to keep the illicit drugs before mailing them to a list of customers in Bangkok.
The three suspects said they have mailed the drugs through Thailand Post service 10 times but authorities said the people in the list and the mailing addresses did not actually exist.
The authorities said they received information and observed their movement since January and pretended to buy the drugs from the suspect before arresting them on March 16.
The three have criminal records for drug related offenses and authorities would investigate for more information.
Meanwhile, the National Police Bureau’s Narcotics Suppression Bureau have arrested three Tai Yai ethnics who were delivering 72,000 meth pills and a quantity of ice to an agent in Nakhon Pathom last night.
The three, believed to be members of drug syndicate in the northern region were identified as Mr Pong Sumana, Mr Thanwa Panpuengboon and Mr Apichart Daengsakul.
Police said they transferred the drug to the central province of Nonthaburi before distributing to minor traders.
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