Drug smuggler nabbed in Nakhon Phanom

Drug smuggler nabbed in Nakhon Phanom

The army shows amphetamine pills seized in Na Thom district of Nakhon Phanom on Thursday. (Photo by Pattanapong Sripiachai)
The army shows amphetamine pills seized in Na Thom district of Nakhon Phanom on Thursday. (Photo by 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.


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