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Drug suspect nabbed in Bangkok mall

A woman, believed to be a member of a drug ring, was caught with 29 kilograms of crystal meth worth Bt70 million at the Mall Bang Kapi department store, Metropolitan Police announced yesterday.

Supanuch Hongsakrai, 28, was nabbed on Monday as she tried to check in a package at the bag-deposit counter. She claimed she had been hired by a man, identified only as Than, to pick up the package from a firm in the Hua Lamphong train station area, check it in at the bag-deposit counter and hand the ticket over to another man. She was allegedly paid between Bt10,000 and Bt20,000 each time.

She admitted to having done this three times before to earn money for her family, though she claimed that she did not know there were drugs inside the package because she had never looked. Police, charging the suspect for possessing narcotics with the intention to sell, will further interrogate her to try and nab her accomplices.




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