B10million in crystal meth seized
- Published: 25/03/2013 at 08:34 PM
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NAKHON PHANOM - Police have arrested and charged a man over the transportation of 600 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, ya ice, worth at least 10 million baht on the streets.
Officers intercepted Theerawut Pahruthum's van on a road in Muang district on Sunday after a source told them that illegal drugs from neighbouring countries were being smuggled out of the area, Pol Lt Gen Kavee Supanunat, commander of the Provincial Police Region 4, said on Monday.
He said officers found 600 bars of crystal meth, weighing one kilogram each, inside the vehicle. One kilogram of the ya ice costs 10,000 baht along the border and can sell for 20,000 baht when it reaches Thailand's outer provinces, he added.
Mr Theerawut confessed that he was paid 100,000 baht by an agent to transport the drugs. He was on his way to deliver them to another driver who was to take the shipment to Songkhla province, he said.
Police are tracking others involved in the drug operation.
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