Thai Police Bust International Ring Selling E-Cigarettes Laced with Illicit Drugs in Bangkok


On May 16th, 2024, the Thai Special Service Division (SSD) and relevant agencies held a press conference after a raid operation at several condominiums in Bangkok to capture three foreign suspects and a Thai suspect allegedly involved in the illegal distribution of modified e-cigarettes containing illicit substances.

According to the police report, the SSD investigated a case of modified e-cigarettes containing methamphetamine and other illicit substances that were being sold among visitors at entertainment venues in Bangkok. The police coordinated with relevant agencies and informed them of a new type of drug hidden in the form of e-cigarettes called “Pod K”.

Upon initial investigation, the police found out that the new drug type in e-cigarettes included methamphetamine, heroin, happy water, and other illicit substances, and was distributed on online shopping platforms for 4,000 baht a piece. The distribution source was located at a condominium in the Thonglor area, Bangkok, according to the SSD.

On May 15th, the SSD officers reportedly operated and captured two suspects, publicly identified only as Mr. Jayden, a Singaporean national, and Ms. Ketdao, a Thai national, with e-cigarettes containing illicit substances.

Moreover, the two suspects had been found to have stored a massive lot of e-cigarettes containing various types of illicit substances. The police investigated the case further and captured two other involved individuals, publicly identified only as Ms. Maria, a Philippine national, and Mr. Joel, a Singaporean national, at a condominium in the Rama 9 area, Bangkok.

Initially, the officers escorted the four suspects and seized property in dispute to the Makkasan police station for further legal processing.

This article originally appeared on our sister website The Pattaya News.

Kittisak Phalaharn
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