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Three arrested in Samut Prakan with 868kg of marijuana

Mar 28. 2019
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By The Nation

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Three men were arrested in Samut Prakan after police found 868kg of marijuana hidden in two houses.

Metropolitan Police Lt Gen Sutthipong Wongpin held a press conference on Thursday to announce the arrest of Somporn Kimya, 33, Supachai Neesungnone, 33, and Thawatchai (surname withheld), 18.

Sutthipong said police seized the drugs, three cars and five motorcycles from the suspects.

The officer said police conducted an investigation after the seizure of a drug shipment last last year and learned that a large amount of marijuana was being kept at a house in Ban Keha Samut Prakan housing estate in Muang district.

Police checked the house on Tuesday and found 640kg of marijuana. Police arrested Somporn and Supachai at the house.

With information from the two suspects, police said they arrested Thawatchai at another house in the same district which led to the seizure of 228kg of marijuana from a third house.

The three reportedly told police that they smuggled the drugs from Laos to sell in Samut Prakan for Bt10,000 per kilogram.

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