BANGKOK, Oct 15 – Thai authorities seized 1.1 billion baht of drugs and assets in eight separate cases in an integrated operation recently.
In a press conference held here today, Deputy Police Chief Pol Gen Suchart Theerasawas said an integrated operation comprising the police, military, customs department and airport authority was held between Oct 6 to 13, with seven suspects arrested, including a woman.
“The drugs seized included 278 heroin bars and 300 kg ketamine, seven million Yaba pills, about two kg of cocaine and 32,000 ecstasy pills,” he said.
Suchart said on Oct 7, police confiscated what was believed to be smuggled 278 heroin bars weighing 105 kg and 300 kg ketamine from the Nong Khai province near the Thailand-Laos border in a car.
He said police arrested a man at Nakhon Ratchasima on Oct 11 to facilitate investigations.
In a separate case, he said police seized seven million Yaba pills believed to be from Chiang Mai and arrested a 36-year-old man at Nakhon Sawan on Oct 13.
“The suspect claimed he was paid 390,000 baht to transport the drugs,” he said.
He said police also seized 28,000 ecstasy pills and 2,000 Yaba pills, and arrested a 36-year-old Thai woman on Oct 6 at Prathum Thani Province.
“There were cases of drugs in parcels shipped by an international shipping company where unclaimed parcels of 4,000 ecstasy pills had been sent from France to Samut Prakran province,” he said.