Narcotics suppression police have seized 139 kilogrammes of crystal methamphetamine and 8, 000 speed pills and arrested two suspects, one an alleged gang leader.
Sila Ja-uea, 42, of Chiang Mai, was arrested in Sai Mai district, Bangkok, on Wednesday and Bodin Phorpradit, 33, of Nonthaburi, was detained at Phra Ram 5 market in tambon Bang Sithong in Nonthaburi’s Muang district the same day. Mr Sila is the alleged gang leader.
The arrests followed the seizure of one kilogramme of crystal meth from another gang member in Nong Khaem district, Bangkok on the night of Sept 17, Pol Lt Gen Sarayut Sa-nguanphokphai, commissioner of the Narcotics Suppression Bureau, said on Thursday.
Investigators learned the gang planned a delivery of crystal meth at Phra Ram 5 market in Nonthaburi on Wednesday. (continues below)
Bodin Phorpradit, 33, of Nonthaburi, is arrested as that he was about to deliver illicit drugs in Nonthaburi. (Photo supplied/ Wassayos Ngamkham)
When Mr Bodin showed up at the market, he was searched and arrested for possession of 80kg of crystal meth. He was taken fully to his house in Bang Kasor district of Nonthaburi, where in fact the arresing officer found another 59kg of crystal meth and 8, 000 methamphetamine pills.
Another police team arrested Mr Sila at a petrol station in Sai Mai district the same night.
Police seized a Honda HRV car and a Mitsubishi Pajero as evidence, the NSB chief said.
The duo were held in police custody for legal action. NSB police were extending the investigation to arrest other gang members.
According to police investigators Mr Sila and his gang have been in the employ from a major drug trafficker in a neigbhouring state who smuggled harmful drugs into Thailand. The crystal meth was sold at 169, 000 baht an important kilogramme. Sugar
Sugar sacks including packages of crystal clear methamphetamine, in an arrested suspect’s car. (Photo supplied: Wassayos Ngamkham)