Cops bust drug network, huge haul
AYUTTHAYA: Seven members of a major drug network were arrested with more than 7 million speed pills, 300kg of crystal methamphetamine and 184kg of ketamine during a raid on a house in Bang Pa-in district, police said yesterday.
Officials from the Narcotics Suppression Bureau swooped on the house in tambon Chiang Rak Noi around 8pm on Friday.
The search found large quantities of speed pills and other drugs and seven people were arrested, said Pol Lt Gen Montri Yimyaem, commissioner of the NSB, who led the operation.
Four vehicles, 7.1 million speed pills, 184kg of ketamine and 300kg of crystal methamphetamine were also impounded. The seven suspects consisted of six men: Siwa Somseesai, 30; Natthaphol Singwisut, 29; Sunthorn Yongyut, 26; Natthayot Wongphuttha, 20; Weerayut Seethao, 20; and Thiwanon Innok, 20; and a woman, Ratchada Soda, 20.
The large haul of illicit drugs followed the arrests of three drug suspects in Bangkok from whom 40,000 speed pills were seized. The officers later extended the probe to Ayutthaya. They found the network kept large quantities of drugs at a house in Bang Pa-in district.