THAILAND: Internal Security officer arrested with 1.3 million Yaba tablets

Internal Security officer arrested with 1.3 million Yaba tablets

Arrested still wearing uniform

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A Lieutenant, dressed in his uniform, was arrested by ONCB with 1.3 million methamphetamine tablets and 30kg of crystal methamphetamine hidden in the panels of his black Ford Ranger pickup truck.

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On 10th January, 2013, at 5:30 p.m., Vichai Chaimongkol, director of Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) Region 5, with Pol. Maj. Gen. Wanchai Suwansirikhet, commander of Chiang Rai station, Pol. Col. Weerawuth Chaichanamongkol, superintendent of Mae Chan station, Chiang Rai, with officers of Maejan station with Narcotics Suppression Bureau (NCB) and officers from ONCB Region 5 had enlisted forces to expand the search to arrest drug dealers in Mae Suai and followed a black Ford Ranger, suspected from delivering a large package of drugs. The driver realized he was being followed and sped away to escape. The cars reached Mae Chan where they managed to cut in front of the truck and stop the truck.
Police found the driver, Mr. Surapol Phromvijit, dressed in a lieutenant’s uniform with the identity card of Internal Security Operational Command stating that he was a special officer with responsibilities of border patrol and international security intelligence.
While the officers were arresting Mr. Surapol, he boasted to the officers about who he was and refused to allow them to search the truck. However, police enacted the search anyway and found over 1,300,000 yaba pills hidden in the back seat of the cab and 30 kg of ice. He was arrested and taken to Region 5 Police Bureau.
This is not the first arrest of officers delivering drugs, with the latest case in Nan in 2012 when a Lieutenant and four non-commissioned officers were arrested delivering drugs in a police car from Chiang Rai to Ayutthaya.


Cop busted selling drugs re-arrested with more drugs

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The Chiang Mai investigators continue their search into the now disgraced ex-policeman Phermsak Kawin, age 41 who was arrested at a police checkpoint in Fang with 17,800 methamphetamine tablets to deliver to customers in the city. He told police at the time that he had been hired by Muser tribesmen in Myanmar to deliver the drugs for 100,000 Baht.
However, further investigation shows that the ex-policeman was doing more than delivering and police obtained a search warrant for his rooms in Chiang Mai where they found 200 grams of heroin, 1,800 grams of Ya-ice or crystal methamphetamine and 1,000 pills of yaba as well as drug paraphernalia. He has been re-arrested and faces further legal proceedings.

http://www.chiangmai-mail.com/current/news.shtml#hd10

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