A man has been arrested with 180kg of kratom which was allegedly being transported in a refrigerated coconut truck on Wednesday in Rassada.
Police arrested 28-year-old Tanabat Petmanee from Songkhla.
The arrest came after police received a tip-off that Tanabat was transporting kratom to Phuket.
The police said they were notified that Tanabat was driving back to his house in Rassada after delivering coconuts for his employer. The police said they arrested Tanabat at his house.
Tanabat was taken to Phuket City police station where he has been charged with illegal possession of category 5 drugs with intent to sell.