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Thai Customs Seize 897 Kilograms of Crystal Methamphetamine

Thailand’s Customs Authorities have seized 897 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine hidden in a cargo shipment bound for Taiwan at a Bangkok Port.

The crystal methamphetamine was estimated to be worth 3 billion baht, a Customs official said on Saturday.

The drugs were discovered by Customs officials late Friday, hidden inside white silicon slabs that were destined for Taiwan and hidden in powder form.

Patchara Anuntasil, director-general of Thai Customs, said that once the crystal meth reaches its destination, the 897kg will be worth 3 billion baht in market value.

Patchara said both Thai and Taiwanese authorities were investigating the matter.

Despite the Coronavirus pandemic, the methamphetamine market has continued to expand and diversify in East and Southeast Asia.

Thai Customs Seize 897 Kilograms of Crystal Methamphetamine

Record Haul of Crystal Methamphetamine

A record haul of methamphetamine tablets and crystal methamphetamine tablets found in the Golden Triangle region where Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand meet was seized by the police in Laos last month.

Known historically for illicit drug production, the Golden Triangle has recently become a major hub for the production of amphetamine-type stimulants, especially methamphetamine, which are used by Asian criminal organizations that distribute to Japan and New Zealand at a Bangkok Port.

The crystal meth was estimated to be worth 3 billion baht, a customs and border protection official said on Saturday.

The drugs were discovered by Customs officials late Friday, hidden inside white silicon slabs that were destined for Taiwan and hidden in powder form.

Patchara Anuntasil, director-general of Thai customs and border protection, said that once the crystal meth reaches its destination, the 897kg will be worth 3 billion baht in market value.

Thai Customs Seize 897 Kilograms of Crystal Methamphetamine

Thai and Taiwanese authorities were investigating

Despite the Coronavirus pandemic, the methamphetamine market has continued to expand and diversify in East and Southeast Asia.

A record haul of methamphetamine tablets and crystal methamphetamine tablets found in the Golden Triangle region where Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand meet was seized by the police in Laos last month.

Known historically for illicit drug production, the Golden Triangle has recently become a major hub for the production of amphetamine-type stimulants, especially methamphetamine, which are used by Asian criminal organizations that distribute to Japan and New Zealand.

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