Marines seize meth pills, weapons in Narathiwat

Marines seize meth pills, weapons in Narathiwat

Meth pills and weapons were seized in Narathiwat on Sunday. (Photo by Waedao Harai)
Meth pills and weapons were seized in Narathiwat on Sunday. (Photo by Waedao Harai)

NARATHIWAT: A marine task force seized 6,197 methamphetamine pills and a number of military-grade weapons in a search of a house of a major drug suspect in Bacho district of this southern border province on Sunday.

The house, at Ban Iyo village in tambon Bare Nua, belongs to Muhamadpaldi Mama, a suspected drug dealer in the province.

The marines found 6,179 meth pills hidden under the seat of a motorcycle, an AK-102 rifle, a .45 pistol and a quantity of assorted ammunition.

The authorities also seized a Honda car, a Mitsubishi Triton pick-up and two motorcycles for examination.

Capt Apichart Sapprasert, commander of the marine task force, said a court warrant would be sought for the arrest of Mr Muhamadpaldi, the house owner, who was not home during the search.


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