Police have arrested suspected drug traffickers in several cases and seized 3.6 kilogrammes of heroin, a large number of methamphetamine and assets believed to have been acquired using drug money in the northern provinces of Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai.
Chiang Rai police chief Pol Maj Gen Wanchai Suwansirikhet said police arrested Duangrudee Choen-aksorn, 30, and Chukiart Chaorai-oi, 25, at the second bus terminal in Chiang Rai and found the heroin in their bag.
Both suspects are natives of Samut Sakhon province. Ake Surin, an inmate in Samut Sakhon prison who is also Miss Duangrudee's former boyfriend, hired them to collect the illicit drug from Mongkhol Jalae, 44, and Luecha Jeerabanpote, 61, in Muang district of Chiang Rai and deliver it to a trafficker in Phuket who would then smuggle the drug out of the country, he said.
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