By The Nation
The arrest of Wut Parnsimai, 37, was announced at a press conference at the head office of Kalasin police.
The briefing was jointly chaired by Kalasin Governor Kraisorn Kongchalad, 3rd Cavalry Division commander Maj-General Jumpol Phakdee and Kalasin police chief Pol Maj-General Thinnarat Phetphansri.
Thinnarat said officials of the joint operation to crack down on drug trafficking had received information that teenagers were seen abusing drugs at a house in Moo 2 village in Tambon Huay Lua, in Kalasin’s Somdet district.
Officials rushed to the scene and found two girls, who tested positive for drug abuse.
The teens said they had bought the drugs from Wut, who lives with his wife in Ban Nong Waeng village in Tambon Nong Waeng, also in Somdet district.
Police immediately went to the village and arrested Wut at a hut in a rice field about one kilometre away.
A total of 3,000 meth pills were found on him.
Police then took him to his house, where a large haul of 131,000 meth pills was found.
Wut reportedly told police that he had been hired by a Roi Et man he knew only as “Tom” to pick up drugs from him and deliver them in various northeastern provinces by leaving them on specified roadsides.
He said he had recently picked up two bags of meth pills from his supplier, delivering one bag in Maha Sarakham’s Chiang Yuen district and keeping the other for sale in Somdet, the press conference was told.