THAI POLICE FOIL ATTEMPT TO SMUGGLE 400 KG OF ‘ICE’ TO MALAYSIA
BANGKOK, Thailand — Thai police busted an attempt to smuggle 400 kilogrammes of ‘Ice’ (form of methamphetamine) to Malaysia estimated to be worth 804 million Baht (RM100 million) with the arrest of 11 syndicate members, including three women, on July 28 and 31.
Three of the suspects, two sisters, aged 20 and 28, and a 43-year-old male companion who were regular travellers to Malaysia were arrested in Hatyai on July 31.
“The three suspects were part of the syndicate which specialises in smuggling drugs using Sungai Golok. From their travel documents obtained by the authorities, the three were regular travellers to Malaysia,” Narcotics Suppression Bureau (NSB) chief, Lt Gen Sommai Kongvisaisuk told Bernama, here, today.
According to him, the three suspects arrested in Hatyai were from Narathiwat and played a key role in facilitating the smuggling of drugs into Malaysia.
Sommai said the drug, neatly packaged as tea product, was stuffed inside a four-wheel-drive vehicle before being smuggled into Thailand from Laos.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK