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Police in Bangkok mounted a dawn raid on a house in Sukhumvit Road Soi 39 this morning and arrested a Thai man of Indian descent who they claim is the money man behind a number of large drug deals.
The raid was one of thirty carried out with three closely connected to the suspect who police say is implicated in “ice” deals worth hundreds of millions of baht in the northern, central and southern Thai regions.
The suspect denied everything. Thai Rath said he looked stressed and pale during his initial interrogation at drugs suppression HQ.
Chalermkiat said the evidence was clear saying that police had details of a three million baht transfer made for the purchase of a vehicle that was adapted to carry drugs.
Another man, unnamed, was taken in with the suspect.
The house and business premises and other assets valued at a total of 130 million baht have been seized.
Drugs police claimed that the suspect was hiding behind legal businesses in clothes and rental properties.
Neighbors said that the family had lived in the soi for 15 years and liked to make merit. They told Thai Rath that they thought the Thai/Indian man might have been framed.