Two Ayutthaya factory workers caught in huge drug bust

national February 04, 2014 00:00

By The Nation

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Two Ayutthaya factory workers were arrested in Khon Kaen's Nam Pong district along with 100,000 yaba pills worth Bt30 million in street value, police announced yesterday.

Sathaporn Yolai, 19, and Wanchai Upasri, 21, reportedly told police after their Sunday night arrest on the Mitraparp Highway that they were hired by another man for Bt300,000 to deliver the drugs to a customer in Bangkok, said Pol Lt-Colonel Padol Chandon of the Highway 2 police station. 
After a tip-off, police set up a checkpoint and were alerted that a Toyota sedan suspiciously stopped at a nearby gas station, so police pretended to end the checkpoint only to resume it later to target this car. Sathaporn and Wanchai were on board, along with the drug, police say. 

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