Thai Authorities Seize 189.5kg of Methamphetamines Over Month

March 07: Thai authorities have seized another 112 kgs of crystal methamphetamine that washed ashore on Koh Kut, following earlier discoveries of dozens of waterproof packages containing drugs in this eastern province.

Local police are now working with narcotics suppression officers to determine where the drugs were from and which trafficking gangs were involved, said Pol Maj Gen Thawatchai Nakrit, chief of the Trat provincial police.

The seized drugs were found in packages of green tea with Chinese and English lettering. They were well packed and then bundled into white plastic sacks, he said.

On Friday [March 06] packs containing 71kg of crystal meth were found on Takhian beach on Koh Kut. That followed the discovery of 41kg on the southern side of the island near Ao Prao beach on Thursday [March 05] evening.

Earlier, Koh Kut police and local officials seized 19 packs along Ao Takhai in tambon Koh Mak on Tuesday [March 03], after being alerted by local residents. Several more packs were seized at various locations on the island on Thursday afternoon. Including Friday‚Äôs seizure, the haul totalled 189.5kg, Thai media reported.

Trat Governor Pichian Limwangyoo said during a media briefing on Saturday that it was strange to see such large quantities of crystal meth in the province. He said he had asked several agencies to increase the frequency of patrols around Koh Kut and nearby islands.

Source: Bangkok Press

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