Anti-narcotic police seized 1.5 million tablets of methamphetamine and six kilogrammes of Ice and arrested six alleged drug traffickers, including a 61-year old ringleader, at a road checkpoint in Chumporn province over the weekend.
The alleged ringleader was identified by police as Mrs Punika Seesodsai.
Pol Gen Pongsapat Pongcharoen, the deputy national police, told a press conference at the Office of the Anti-Narcotics that the latest drug seizure was a followup of an earlier dug bust in Tha Sae district of Chumporn.
He said police found out that the gang opened a hotel room in Cha-am in Petchaburi to store the drugs smuggled in from a neighbouring country for delivery to southern provinces.
Police kept a close surveillance on the gang’s movement until they started moving the stored drug by car for delivery to its customers further southward. They trailed the gang to Chumporn where they made the arrest at a road checkpoint.
Pol Gen Pongsapat said Mrs Punika had been placed in police watchlist as an alleged major drug trafficker for several years before they finally arrested her.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)