Drug smuggler nabbed in Nakhon Phanom
published : 12 Jul 2019 at 17:12
writer: Pattanapong Sripiachai
The army has arrested a drug peddler in Nakhon Phanom province, confiscating 630,000 amphetamine pills.
Acting on a tip-off, Maj Gen Prasit Thanthawong of Second Army Legion led a crackdown and arrested Thaotui Saiyawong, a Laotian, on a road in Na Thom district.
Mr Thaotui confessed to selling drugs. He told police that he helped smuggle drugs for a cartel in Laos to send to dealers in Thailand.
He also gave the name of Thai accomplice, Siho Konkan, a former local administrator at Nong Son Tambon Local Administration in Na Thom District.
The police also arrested Mr Siho who admitted that he had helped coordinate the operation.