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Ex Chiang Mai mayor’s son arrested in connection with “Hi So” cocaine ring

The son of a former Chiang Mai mayor and top local businessman has been arrested and implicated in a “Hi So” cocaine supply ring in the northern city.

Chiang Mai drugs suppression police raided four properties in the downtown area and San Sai and Doi Saket districts yesterday.

One of the properties belonged to Rachin Tantranon, 38, a member of the local administration who is the son of ex mayor of Chiang Mai and high profile businessman Worakorn Tantranon.

Police found a cache of guns and bullets some of which was not correctly licensed. Rachin was detained on charges related to having unregistered ammunition.

His computer and phone records were seized.

The moves by 50 officers yesterday followed the arrest on Friday of one man found with seven sachets of cocaine weighing 3.15 grams in a top-end car and two others with 20 grams of the Class One narcotic.

Phone messages on the Line app indicated others who are involved, said Daily News.

The arrests are part of an operation to bust a cocaine distribution network that was delivering the drug to high society customers at upscale entertainment venues in Chiang Mai.

Investigations are ongoing.

Thai VisaDaily News



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