Marijuana shipment doesn’t get far

Breaking News February 01, 2019 14:00

By Jitima Janphrom
The Nation

A 32-year-old man was arrested in Khon Kaen’s Nam Pong district late Thursday night allegedly transporting 495 kilograms of marijuana worth an estimated Bt5 million to a customer in Phetchaburi.

Highway Police 4 commander Pol Colonel Apichat Phochan told reporters on Friday that Phetchaburi native Sawapop Odthon was arrested at around midnight after failing to stop at a narcotics-suppression checkpoint on Mitraparp Highway in Tambon Moungwan.

Police claimed Sawapop admitted he was to pocket Bt250,000 for driving the marijuana to Phetchaburi in a deal arranged by a former jail mate from Udon Thani.

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