36,000 meth pills seized as prices tumble
Four suspected drug dealers have been arrested with more than 36,000 methamphetamine pills. The use of the drug is on the rise in Thailand, due to decreasing prices and increased availability.
At a media briefing held yesterday (June 7) at Krabi Provincial Police Deputy Commander Col Tharatcha Tommapat said: “The four drug dealers arrested are 44-year-old Sayan Kanantai, 30-year-old Boonchai Matosot, 32-year-old Wirat Jansri and 49-year-old Kordat Tawan.
“Police seized 36,755 methamphetamine pills, a handgun with bullets and 8.36 grams of crystal methamphetamine.
“The arrest came after police first arrested Sayan which led to the arrest of Boonchai. Boonchai told police that he bought methamphetamine pills from Wirat and some crystal methamphetamine as well. Wirat told police that he bought methamphetamine pills from Kordat.
“Police arrested Kordat at a palm-oil plantation in Krabi. Police found 36,000 methamphetamine pills which have been stored in many areas adjacent to a mountain in the plantation.
“Kordat told us that he bought the drugs from an unknown big dealer via mobile phone and sent by private courier. The pills are sold for Bt70 per pill wholesale and Bt200 per pill retail."
Taratcha added: “Sadly, there are simply more drug users due to the decreasing price.”