A Chiang Mai woman, known as an “angel” for helping poor children, has been arrested in Phrae for allegedly smuggling 1.642 million methamphetamine pills and 10 kilograms of crystal meth.
Pol Gen Chalermkiart Sriworakhan, deputy police commissioner general, said Kalyakorn Siripatsomboon, 34, was arrested on Thursday morning at a road checkpoint in Phrae's Denchai district.
Police at a checkpoint checked her van after she appeared nervous and found the drug hidden in boxes and bags.
Chalermkiart said police later froze Kalyakorn's assets worth Bt27 million in Chiang Mai's Sarapee district. The assets included an indoor football field.
Chalermkiart said Kalyakorn has allegedly been smuggling drugs from the northern border to the South and central provinces.
He said Kalyakorn liked to portray herself as “angel” for poor children by shouldering medical costs in hospitals.
She also joined the government's anti-drug campaigns by allowing children to use her two football fields free of charge.