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Police seized 298,000 methamphitamine tablets in a pick-up truck and arrested two Malay Muslims in Nakhon Si Thammarat yesterday.
Police said that the duo, identified as Rosuelee Ta-ae, an assistant village headman, and Abdulloh Kuera-oh tried to use the strong scent of durain to distract police attention from the scent of the drug but failed.
Acting on a tipoff that a large consignment of methamphetamine was to be smuggled from Bangkok to the Deep South in a vehicle, police in Nakhon Si Thammarat set up roadblocks on the southern highway to look for suspected cars.
The police stopped the pick-up truck driven by Rosuelee in Tambon Sam Tambon, Chulabhorn district for a search. They found one of them eating durian and acted suspiciously and speakers on the backseat.
So the policemen asked for a thorough search of the truck and found hidden in the speakers and four door panels 298,000 methamphetamine tablets.
A subsequent on the assistant village headman’s house in Ra-nage district of Narathiwat unveiled a pistol with seven cartridges and 200 methambphitamine tablets.
The two men admitted that they were paid 200,000 baht to deliver the drugs to customers in the three southernmost provinces.