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Eight arrested in Ubon, 80,000 meth pills seized along with ‘ice’

Jul 22. 2019
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By The Nation

Police and troops arrested eight suspects in Ubon Ratchathani and seized 80,000 methamphetamine pills and 1.2 kilograms of crystal meth or “ice”, a senior police officer said on Monday.

 Pol Colonel Sanit Chaiyasathit, an inspector at the Ubon Ratchathani police head office, said police and Army troops first arrested two suspects very early on Sunday and their accounts led to the arrest of another six suspects.

Acting on a tip-off, police and troops intercepted a pick-up truck on the Khemmaraj-Chanuman road in Ban Sam Yaek Tham Sua village in Tambon Khemmaraj at 1am on Sunday.

Driver Sansai Khamsuk, 25, and his passenger Pichittra Promsawat, 21 were arrested after the authorities found 80,000 meth pills and 1.2 kg of ice in the pickup.

Sanit said the pair admitted they were taking the drug for delivery to a gang in Udon Thani and that they had previously done so three times without getting caught.

Their information led to the arrest of six other suspects in Udon Thani. They were identified as Aroon Klualee, 26, Thiraphan Kenkham, 23, Sompong Chumkhote, 24, Suthin Sihamaya, 29, Narongchai Tasawang, 45, and Chakkrit Pinsoon, 28.

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