The suspects were identified as Thai nationals Sathaporn Thopbundit, 24, Pulsawt Phosu, 23, and Ritthichai Thassakhorn, 52, and Sanprasert Aiyawan, 45, from Laos. A sedan and a pick-up truck were also seized during an operation in Chiang Yeun district at 7am.
They initially faced a charge of conspiring with others to have yaba pills in their possession within intent to sell.
A police source later reported that Udon Thani police had apprehended two more suspects, along with 6,000 yaba pills, as they were fleeing in a MU-7 car.
The unnamed suspects were believed to be part of the same gang as the men arrested earlier. Police believe that their car was the leading vehicle in drug-transporting convoy that originated in Nong Khai.
It was reported that another car, also allegedly part of this convoy, was intercepted in Khon Kaen’s Phon district.
Published : September 25, 2017
By : The Nation