Four people have been arrested in Phang Nga for being in possession of more than 200,000 methamphetamine tablets.
Two of the suspects are 46-year-old Praiwan Jantarod and a male named only as ‘Dam’, aged 18. Both are from Phang Nga.
Police seized 39 methamphetamine pills from the pair.
Phang Nga Provincial Police commander Colonel Eakkawut Sanaepohn said on Tuesday: “After we arrested those two suspects we continued the investigation. This led to two more suspects being arrested – a 25-year-old man, Issaduerae Buetoe, from Pattani, and a woman, 23-year-old Nannapat Sama. They were found with Bt200,000 inside a pickup truck. They have been taken to Phang Nga City police station for further questioning.
“Praiwan, who had been arrested on June 27, told us that he bought methamphetamine pills from his network for Bt20,000-Bt40,000 [a batch]. He has bought pills about three times so far. The drugs are delivered via car.
“Issaduerae and Nannapat told us they were hired by a man named ‘Abdullah’ to transfer 260,000 methamphetamine pills from Songkhla to Thung Song in Nakhon Sri Thammarat. They have already delivered 60,000 methamphetamine pills to Thung Song, while the rest were to be delivered to Phang Nga.”
“They say they’ve also been hired to transfer drugs to Hat Yai in Songkhla, and Phattalung many times. Each time they claim they are paid Bt30,000-Bt50,000,” Eakkawut added.