Smuggled oil depot busted in South
- Published: 2 Oct 2012 at 11.55
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Nearly 400 suspected traders of smuggled oil in five southernmost border provinces may have links to illegal arms and drug smuggling, as well as the insurgency, an officer of the Region 4 Internal Security Operations Command (Isoc) said.
Col Jatuporn Kalampasut, chief of a working group for solving security-related problems, was speaking after a combined security forces team raided two depots used to store smuggled oil in tambon Samnak Kham in Sadao district of Songkhla on Monday.
They seized 11 oil trucks, 25,000 litres of smuggled oil, some weapons and ammunition and a quantity of drugs.
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