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Drug Bust Nets Four Men and Bt300 Million in Yaba in Mae Chan District Chiang Rai



Seized were 1,094,000 yaba pills,


Chiangrai Times – According to Chiang Rai Police Chief Pol Col Wanchai Suwansirikhet four men for allegedly possessing more than one million Yaba pills with a street value of about Bt300 million in Mae Chan district on Sunday.

The four suspects, led by Chamnong Yeobo, 36, were arrested in a joint operation of the Narcotics Suppression Bureau and Region 5 Provincial police in the northern province of Chiang Rai on Sunday. The three other suspects were Sombat Srisongsom, 50, Navasit Sitthishadok, 38, and Narathip Pochae, 33

Pol Col Wanchai Suwansirikhet said this drug bust was a joint operation of the Special Branch Police, the Narcotics Suppression Bureau, the Provincial Police Region 5 and Chiang Rai Police.

Seized were 1,094,000 yaba pills, two pick-up trucks, one motorcycle and four mobile phones.

The suspects allegedly said that the drugs were smuggled from a neighbouring country and were hidden in a farm in Mae Chan.

The drugs were intended to be distributed for sales in Bang Na area and Nakhon Pathom province and that the suspects were paid three baht for each of the pills delivered to clients.

They were charged with having drugs in possession with intent to sell. – Anna Wong CRT

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