Drugs, explosives seized in mail
Seventy-six parcels containing krathom leaves, bullets and explosive materials destined for the deep South have been seized in Songkhla's Hat Yai district.
- Published: 14/12/2012 at 08:27 AM
- Newspaper section: breakingnews
Drug officers and local officials in Hat Yai on Thursday announced the seizure of the 76 parcels at the Hat Yai postal centre after checks discovered they contained narcotic plants and materials used for making explosives.
The parcels contained a total of 187 kilogrammes of krathom leaves used for making a narcotic beverage; 175 bottles of cough syrup; 22 litres of drug precursors; 2,700 stimulant pills; 500 rounds of ammunition; electronic circuits and mobile-phone signal receiving devices; and explosive materials.
The parcels were sent from various upper southern provinces, as well as Bangkok and its surrounding provinces, a drugs officer said.
The parcels were destined for four border districts of Songkhla and the three southernmost border provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat.
Authorities had intercepted similar parcels earlier this year that were also destined for the far South.
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