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Police arrest wife of drug suspect cop

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The wife of a top policeman arrested on Monday for drug trafficking will also be charged alongside a third suspect as investigators expand their probe into the case. 

Pol Lt Col Chamnan Pumpaijit, the deputy chief of Chiang Mai's Chai Prakan police station, was caught trying to smuggle 800,000 speed pills and 1kg of crystal methamphetamine from Myanmar to Bangkok, police say.

The officer was recognised by his peers as a top anti-drugs crusader in the North, but police arrested him following a search of his Toyota Fortuner in Chiang Rai's Mae Sai district on Monday. They say he was carrying drugs worth 164 million baht, stuffed into a suitcase inside the vehicle.

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