Samut Prakan police say they have arrested a village headman in Nakhon Phanom and seized 8 kilograms of crystal meth or "ice".
Deputy police commissioner general Pol Gen Chalermkiart Srivorakhan on Thursday held a press conference to announce the arrest of Thai Chaisura, 52.
Chai is the headman of Moo 3 village in Tambon Phone Sawang in Nakhon Phanom's Sri Songkram district.
Chalermkiart said Thai was arrested in a sting operation planned by Sakhla police after a drug pusher was arrested in Samut Prakan's Phra Samut Chedi district. The suspect allegedly implicated Thai for supplying the drugs.
An undercover policeman from Sakhla contacted Thai offering to buy 8kg of ice for Bt300,000 but Thai refused to deliver the drugs to Samut Prakan.
Thai asked the undercover police officer to pick up the drugs at his rubber plantation in Tambon Phone Sawang where he was reportedly arrested on Wednesday.
The police also seized two pickup trucks and a tractor from Thai on allegations that they had been bought with drug money. His land deed for the rubber plantation was also frozen.