CHIANGRAI – Narcotics Suppression Police in Chiang Rai have seized methamphetamine pills and crystal methamphetamine with a total street value of about 100 million baht, and arrested eight alleged members of a drug ring based in the Chiang Rai area.
Deputy NSB chief Pol Maj-Gen Charnthep Sesavej said six men and two women have been apprehended and charged with having illicit drugs in possession with intent to sell. They were paid 80,000 baht for each to transport the Drugs.
NSB officers has identified the men as Samsao Tatan, 23, Soravuth Chuwirat, 33, Karant Noyma, 33, Tan Namsao, 25, Ailawin Klinsuwan, 23, and Karun Suthiwiriwan, 25, and the two women as Chosita Rayothi, 26, and Jenjira Prompiram, 23.
Acting on a tip-off, NSB police arrested Ms Chosita and Mr Samsao in Thawi Watthana district. They had 400,000 methamphetamine pills and 7kg of crystal methamphetamine, or ya ice, in their possession, he said.
Information from the two led to the arrest of the six other suspects.
The suspects were members of a drug ring based in the Northern Thailand, Pol Maj Gen Charnthep said. The drugs were delivered from an area in Chiang Rai province on the Thai-Myanmar border to Bang Khae area in Bangkok. They were to be delivered in the South. The operation was ordered by an inmate of Nakhon Si Thammarat prison.