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Police claim Bt77m yaba drug bust

Lampang police yesterday announced the arrest of four men with 224,000 yaba pills reportedly worth Bt77 million in street value while the suspects were allegedly transporting the drugs on a Chiang Mai-Bangkok bus.

It was reported the four were hired for Bt150,000 each by a drug ring run by a Phitsanulok Prison inmate. The men were arrested at a checkpoint in Lampang's Sop Prap district at 11.30pm Monday. They reportedly confessed to having made runs like this twice before; once with 20,000 pills and the other time with 80,000 pills.

Meanwhile, Provincial Police Region 4 yesterday announced the arrest of student Chularat Utrasat, 21, along with 232kg of marijuana in Nakhon Panom's Ban Phaeng district at 2.40am Monday, while she and her boyfriend Anusorn Makong were allegedly transporting the drugs. Other sting operations to capture Anusorn yielded another two male suspects who allegedly aided the marijuana-dealing ring.

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