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Drug smugglers use durian to foil police attempt to seize drugs

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.

DurianActing 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.

Thai BPS

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