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Seven arrested with 500kg of kratom in Phuket

Dec 27. 2018
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By The Thaiger

Officers have arrested seven suspects in possession of 500kg of kratom along with four vehicles in Thalang on Thursday.

Officers arrested three female and four male suspects – 34-year-old Prapawadee Sangiem, 30-year-old Kemmika Wongkla, 29 Wanidanut Manratoe, 27-year-old Nirat Jaeka, 23-year-old Tawatchai Chapharb, 23-year-old Bakareeya Waehama and 49-year-old Jaran Wongkla.

The arrests follow a tipoff at 4am today (Thursday) telling officers that the stimulant will be transferred to Phuket from Songkhla with four vehicles involved.

Officers followed the vehicles. Two vehicles stopped at a house in Cherng Talay while the other two visited a PPT petrol station in Baan Mak Prok, Thalang. Officers discovered kratom inside the vehicles.


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