Drug gang busted, big meth pills seizure

Drug gang busted, big meth pills seizure

Police on Monday show some of the methamphetamine pills, wrapped in plastic, found in a house at an Eua-arthon housing village in Muang district. (Photo: Chakkrapan Natanri)
Police on Monday show some of the methamphetamine pills, wrapped in plastic, found in a house at an Eua-arthon housing village in Muang district. (Photo: Chakkrapan Natanri)

KHON KAEN: Four members of a drug gang have been arrested and more than 600,000 methamphetamine pills seized in an operation which began late last year, provincial police announced on Monday.

Pol Maj Gen Sahaphum Sangamuang, deputy commissioner of Provincial Police Region 4, said the action began with the arrest of a suspect, Amarin Thanapikornkul, alias Jay, with 2,000 meth pills on Dec 29.

On Dec 30, two more suspects, Narasak Saengprom and Rakkiat Suksabai, were arrested and 42,000 meth pills seized.

Following an expanded investigation, police arrested Krisda  Pattamarat, 33, at a house in Ban Kok Noy village in tambon Ban Pet on Sunday with 36 meth pills and 5.91 grammes of crystal meth in his possession.

With information from Mr Krisda, police searched house No 60/207 at the Eua-arthon housing village in tambon Sila of Muang district and found 570,036 meth pills inside three cardboard boxes.

According to Pol Maj Gen Sahaphum, the four suspects identified their ring leader as "Jack".

Mr Krisda, the last suspect arrested, said Jack had delivered the three boxes of methamphetamine pills by car to tambon Ban Pet. The drugs were taken for safe-keeping to the house at the Eua-arthorn housing village where they were found, to be later distributed to clients in Khon Kaen province.

The investigation was continuing, Pol Maj Gen Sahaphum said.

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