By The Nation
The four suspects were arrested at a road checkpoint in Chumphon’s Pathiu district at 7am on Friday. The arrest was announced by Provincial Police Bureau 8 commissioner Pol Lt-General Surasak Yenprem on Saturday.
The four suspects were identified as Ibrorhem Ahwer, 40, Nuratassanim Useng, 23, Nurulhuda Wamae, 18, all from Narathiwat, and a 16-year-old boy from Pattani.
Surasak said the heroin was in 26 plastic bags and was hidden a secret chamber built under the back seat.
He said Ibrorhem admitted that he took the drug from Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai district with a plan to deliver it to a recipient across the Nararthiwat border in Malaysia.
Surasak said the group had smuggled heroin twice and had made Bt5 million and Bt10 million.