A group of 3 Thai nationals in their twenties were arrested at a house in the Bang Bua Thong district of Nonthaburi yesterday, October 21, over allegedly possessing and distributing more than 5.9 million meth pills.
5,900,000 million methamphetamine tablets, 900 grams of ketamine, 885 Erimin-5 tablets, three handguns, and 25 bullets were also discovered and seized by the authorities after officers from the Patrol and Special operation Division had raided the house in a Bang Bua Thong village last night.
The arrest took place after a team of police investigators received a tip-off that a group from a large drug network had frequently rented luxury houses in the area to store and hide drugs before distributing them to buyers in Ang Thong and Suphan Phanburi provinces.
Deputy national police chief Police General Manu Mekmok told the Associated Press today, October 22, that Thai officials had been tracking the men and investigating the case for several months until their hidden location was detected and confirmed yesterday.
The alleged drug dealers, Mongkolchai, 22, Sitthichoke, 21, and Peerapat, 24, along with their illegal possessions were confiscated at the scene before being taken to the Nonthaburi station for questioning.
The initial examination revealed that the men were hired for about 30,000 baht per delivery to smuggle drugs from the northern borders of Thailand before carrying them to the vicinity of Bangkok and waiting for customers’ orders, according to Manu.
The three men were initially charged for class one drug possession and drug distribution and were detained under police custody for legal proceedings.
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