CHIANGRAI – The police have confiscated more than 25 million baht worth of assets belonging to Naw Kham, a former drug lord who has been sentenced to death in China.
Pol Gen Adul Saengsingkaew, the national police chief, on Tuesday launched multiple drug raids involving more than 1,600 officers at 107 locations across the northern provinces of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai.
Over 500,000 speed pills, meth ingredients, heroine and opium were seized in the process. A 74-rai opium plantation was also destroyed with more than 7 million baht confiscated from 170 drug suspects.
Adul said two houses in Chiang Mai’s Nong Chom area and one house in Chiang Rai’s Wiang Chai district were seized – as well as Bt7 million in cash, gold bars and ornaments, furniture and other valuables. Police said the assets were kept under the names of Nor’s right-hand man Sangkham Jamsa and Nor Kham’s son.
In Mae Taeng district, anti-narcotics agents also busted a Laotian Hmong drug ring and arrested Chatchawan Atsawacharonekul, 23, along with half a million meth pills and 7.3 million baht in cash. The suspect was hired to transport the drug shipment to dealers in Chiang Mai.