Thai Police raid three major drug dealers across the country yesterday, found over 1 ton of cannabis, 1 million pills of amphetamine, and lots of ammunition

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  Thai police went on three major anti-drug operations yesterday, March 28th, in Bangkok, Yasothon, and Nonthaburi and confiscated over 1 ton of cannabis, 1 million pills of amphetamine, and lots of ammunition. 

Yesterday, March 28th, the Metropolitan Police led by Pol Lt. Gen. Samran Nuanma made an official statement on the arrest of a large alleged drug cartel hiding in a Eua Athon Khubon apartment, Bangkhen District, Bangkok.

Police arrested six people of a wide range of ages including a 19-year-old in the apartment and found 360,000 amphetamine pills, 568 ecstasy pills, and 1,170 bottles of liquid ketamine. Additionally, quite an arsenal belonging to the suspect was confiscated such as 2 sniper rifles, 8 long guns, 4 handguns, 6,000 bullets, 2 body armors, and 1 satellite phone. Police also seized suspected illegal properties present at the scene including cars, motorcycles, safes, and many others worth a total of 10 million baht.

Similarly, the second raid was conducted yesterday by Narcotics Suppression Police who arrested 4 suspected drug dealers in Yasothon including two male 19-year-olds. This arrest was a follow-up investigation of the first one which took place in Mukdahan, on March 16th, with the dealers trying to smuggle cannabis across the Mekong River into the Thai border. All the suspects are detained at the moment. 

The last raid took place in Songkhla province. The Border Patrol Police from Phaholyothin Road led by Major General Warayut Sukwat conducted a statement of 4 arrests in Songkhla and the seizing of 18 burlap bags concealing over 700 kilograms of cannabis.

Major General Warayut revealed Nonthaburi’s operation’s details to the press that “Around 03.30 P.M. on March 26th, the suspect’s car was parked beside a Lampho village road, Nonthaburi, and one of the suspects was seen moving something on the bed of this truck. Police then approached the man and arrested him. When questioned, the suspect confessed that he transported the cannabis from Mukdahan province to deliver it to the buyers in Nonthaburi. The cannabis was bought for 400 baht per kilogram in Laos and would be sold for 15,000 baht. The total worth of the confiscated is 10,500,000 baht.”

 As for the charges, most suspects are charged with possession of illegal drugs and ammunition. These cases, the police said, will lead to further investigation and the arrest of other accomplices in the future.

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