Police have seized five houses worth about 30 million baht belonging to one of the nine suspects implicated in a drug-trafficking gang that includes a Bangkok traffic policeman.
The five houses belong to Suchada "Pen" Thuaypa, the wife of Prawin Thuaypa, a former sergeant major at the Pracha Chuen station. He is a friend of Pol Snr Sgt Maj Manas Seupho, a traffic police officer from the same station, who turned himself in on Wednesday and is the only suspect in custody so far.
Investigators said Mrs Suchada had her husband smuggle illicit drugs from the North and when he was kidcked off the police force in 2005, she recruited his friend. she and Prawin are among eight suspects still at large.
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