Pregnant drug courier arrested

Khon Kaen police have arrested two people and seized 2,000 methamphetamine pills hidden in a vehicle's stereo speakers, and a pregnant woman who allegedly concealed 16,800 yaba pills underneath her clothing.

  • Published: 3/07/2013 at 04:15 PM
  • Newspaper section: news

Pol Lt Col Padol Chantradon, of Khon Kaen police, said on Wednesday that the 2,000 yaba pills were seized when a pickup truck was stopped at a traffic checkpoint Nam Pong district. The drugs were tightly wrapped in plastic bags and hidden in the vehicle's stereo speakers.

He said the two suspects were identified as Manat Buasri, 31, and Sathaporn Phutawang, 27.

Mr Manat, the driver, allegedly admitted to police that the pills were from a Lao drug dealer living in Bung Kan province and were to be sold to high school and university students in Khon Kaen and nearby provinces at 350 to 450 baht a pill.

Pol Col Sudpiset Akesiri, deputy chief of Khon Kaen police station, said a Lao woman who is six months pregnant was also arrested after police found 16,800 speed pills underneath her clothing.

Somsaeng Sitthivoharn, 28, was caught while waiting for her client at a gas station in Muang district.

The suspect allegedly confessed that she agreed to deliver drugs because she needed money for medical and child-birth expenses. Her Thai boyfriend had abandoned her and taken off with another woman.

She said she received the drugs from a dealer in Chaiyaburi district, Laos.

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