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Chiang Rai man arrested on bus with 8kg of ‘ice’

Feb 19. 2019
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By The Nation

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A man was arrested while allegedly trying to smuggle 8.59 kilograms of crystal meth or "ice" from Chiang Rai to Bangkok on Monday evening.

Acting on a tip-off, police arrested Nirand Pornsuksomsakul, 33, a resident of Chiang Rai’s Mae Chan district, at the Chiang Rai bus terminal in Muang district at 5.30pm.

Police said Nirand was found sitting on a bus while waiting for it to depart for Bangkok. The drug was found hidden in his travel bag.

He said a Myanmar man, whom he knew only as “Boy”, had paid him Bt50,000 to courier the drug from a graveyard in Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai district to a recipient in the capital.

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