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Huge Drug Seizures in Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son



Police and army troops seized 195,000 methamphetamine tablets - Thai PBS

Police and army troops seized 195,000 methamphetamine tablets – Thai PBS

CHIANG MAI – The Royal Thai Police and 3rd army troops seized 195,000 methamphetamine tablets (Yaba) and arrested an alleged major drug trafficker in Mae Hong Son and Chiang Mai provinces on Saturday and Sunday.

The suspect, 58-year old Pulor Petpaireesanti, a Muser tribesman, was arrested near Pai district air port on Saturday together with 100,000 “ya ba” tablets on Saturday.

With critical information extracted by the suspect during the interrogation session, police and army troops raided a house in Mae Taeng district of Chiang Mai belonging to Mr Aekarat Ruankaew.

A thorough search of the house uncovered 95,000 “ya ba” tablets hidden in checken feed bags concealed in display cupboards in the house. Aekarat allegedly admitted to the police that he owned the illicit drug.

Police identified Pulor as a major drug trafficker linked with another major trafficker, Fa-kui Jateegoi, wanted by the police. Both Pulor and Fa-kui were blacklisted as influential figures allegedly involved in drug trafficking by the anti-narcotics operations centre of the Third Army Region. – Thai PBS

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