Thai police raid 53-year-old alleged drug dealer’s house in Bangkok this morning after reportedly being involved in drug smuggling to Taiwan

Bangkok –

The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) on Friday, October 28th, conducted a raid at the luxury house of a 53-year-old alleged drug dealer, identified only as Somprach, in the Saphan Sung area of Bangkok.

NACC Secretary-General Wichai Chaimongkol told the Associated Press that Somprach was accused of jointly trafficking drugs for money laundering, following the previous arrest of two alleged drug smugglers who were reportedly delivering nearly 1,000 kilograms of crystal meth to a Bangkok port with a Taiwan destination in August.

The investigation exposed that Somprach hired both of the smugglers to deliver drugs. However, Somprach had already fled to a neighboring country, according to the police report.

As the police entered the house, it was empty with no furniture inside. It was believed that it was a home that Somprach had just bought for 21 million baht.

Wichai stated that the police investigation would continue to attempt to arrest the suspect for legal procedures as well as crack down other drug smuggling networks in Thailand.

Photo Courtesy: Daily News

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National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.