A Thai man has been arrested for attempting to smuggle more than 195,000 methamphetamine pills hidden in the wheels of a pickup truck that was on the back of a transport truck at the Phuket checkpoint.
Yuttapon ‘Jack’ Suktong, 32, from Trang, was taken to Tha Chatchai Police Station where he was charged with illegal possession of Category 1 Drugs with intent to sell.
The Region 8 Police Deputy Commander Maj Gen Nantadet Yoinuan said: “Police received a tip-off that a big drug dealer was delivering drugs into Phuket via a broken pickup truck on a vehicle transport truck.
“At 3am on Wednesday morning the target vehicle arrived at the checkpoint. Officers searched the pickup truck being carried on the larger truck.
“Officer first found 10 methamphetamine pills inside a pair of shoes. They continued the search and uncovered a stash of 195,800 methamphetamine pills inside the wheels of the pickup truck.
“Yuttapon told police he had transported the drugs from Nakhon Si Thammarat to deliver to a man in Phuket. He said he would receive Bt50,000 for smuggling the drugs into Phuket.”