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Major drug trafficking network busted

Combined force of narcotic police , soldiers and anti money laundering officials conducted simultaneous raids on 72 locations nationwide in what is described the biggest crackdown on a major narcotic network operated by a crocodile farm operator in Ayutthaya province.

major drugs and crime crack downThe targets of raids are 28 locations in the Central Region, 28 in the South, 12 in the North, one in the Northeast, and two in prisons.

More than a hundred million of assets with connection to the farm operator known as Sor Ming or Mrs Pornkamol Saengliew, were seized.

One of the target raided Monday night was a house in Perfect Place Lake Zone housing estate on Ramkhamhaeng Soi 164 in Minburi district.

Owner of the house identified as Santi sae Yang, a Burmese national, was arrested.

Narcotic officials said he had connection with the drug network operated by Sor Ming in Phetkasem area which was earlier last night raided.

Santo denied any knowledge of Sor Ming but narcotic officials impounded two houses in the housing estates, two cars and assets worth more than 100 million baht for checks.

He said he ran a car company at Chachoengsao industrial estate importing second hand cars from Japan to export to neighbouring countries.

Meanwhile another team of combined force led by deputy commissioner of the Royal Thai Police Pol Gen Pongsapat Pongcharoen also raided a crocodile farm in Ayutthaya province after investigation the operator of the farm was also involved with the drug network operated by Sor Ming.

He said the crocodile farm was operated as a disguise of its narcotic trade.

Thai PBS

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