Police seize 30kg of meth from boat off Koh Tarutao
Thailand’s marine police on Wednesday stopped a suspicious looking fishing boat that was drifting in waters between Satun’s Koh Tarutao and Malaysia’s Langkawi Island.
The authorities were acting on a tip-off that smugglers were planning to use the Koh Tarutao route to transport drugs and dispatched a patrol unit to monitor the area.
The boat, named “Kor Niyomsin”, had been registered as a squid-catching vessel and was even rigged up with green lights. Upon searching the boat, officers reportedly found 30 kilos of methamphetamine, which has a street value of about 6 million baht.
The only person on the boat, a Satun resident called Ti (last name withheld), was taken in for interrogation and police hope he will reveal names of accomplices and those behind the operation.