Massive amphetamine haul seized in northeast Thailand

Picture courtesy of Pattaya Information

Minister of Defence Sutin Klungsang convened a press briefing to unveil a major crackdown ensuing in the confiscation of 6 million amphetamine tablets, valued at over 180 million baht, in Bung Khla, Bueng Kan on Monday.

In response to police sources, the operation unfolded on February 25 at 7pm when Surasakmontri rangers and Bung Khla law enforcement officials acquired a tip-off concerning drug smuggling actions from Laos into Bung Khla, Bueng Kan.

Underneath covert surveillance, legislation enforcement officers intercepted a white pickup truck crossing over from Laos. Trying to examine the car, the suspects engaged in a dramatic shootout with the police earlier than abandoning the car and fleeing on foot.

Undeterred, authorities seized 15 rucksacks stashed with amphetamine tablets, meticulously gathering proof together with an ID card belonging to one of many perpetrators, recognized as 38 yr previous Kritsada, reported Pattaya Information.

Minister Sutin underscored the federal government’s unwavering dedication to combatting drug trafficking at each native and nationwide ranges.

“Our coverage is obvious: we are going to aggressively root out illicit substances, integrating efforts throughout all authorities sectors to staunchly defend our borders in opposition to drug smugglers.”

In associated information, the Workplace of the Narcotics Management Board (ONCB) is considering a discount in the permissible restrict of methamphetamine tablets from 5 to 3. This proposal is in response to the substantial criticism acquired for the five-pill cap, enforced by the Ministry of Public Well being since February 9.

The present rule exempts people from legal fees if they’re discovered with 5 or fewer methamphetamine tablets or 300 milligrammes of heroin. As a substitute of authorized proceedings, these people are categorised as drug customers in want of rehabilitation.

In different information, a police sting operation in Phuket resulted in the arrest of a 26 yr previous girl, initially from Ao Luek in Krabi. The lady was apprehended in her rented room on Soi Patchanee-Bangchee Liao in Ratsada final Tuesday, February 20, with legislation enforcement officers seizing a haul of 700 methamphetamine tablets, generally referred to as Yabah.

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