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Thai railway police seize 50 million Baht in drugs, 5 arrested

Railway police officers successfully apprehended 5 individuals for allegedly transporting a large amount of narcotics in two separate raids last week.

yabba haulThe first raid took place on Wednesday 27 January and saw officers seize 170,000 methamphetamine pills, commonly known as yaba, with an estimated street value of 50 million baht.

Upon seizing the drugs offers arrested a man and two women who were travelling on a train from Bangkok to Sungai Kolok in Narathiwat province.

Acting on a tip off, officers boarded the train at Hua Hin station when a brief search of the carriage the individuals were travelling in revealed the haul of drugs stashed in their luggage.

The man, identified as Mr Paseret, 39, reportedly confessed to police that he had been paid to transport the drugs from Chiang Rai to Nakhon Si Thammarat.

However, the two ladies Ms Malawan and Ms Jongjit, both 37, told officers they knew nothing about the drugs.

Police didn’t believe them and all were charged with drug offences and are awaiting an appearance in court.

The following day a husband and wife were arrested at Hua Hin train station on another southbound train from Bangkok when they were found to be in possession of 20,000 yaba pills.

The woman, who is 5 months pregnant, admitted they had been paid 30,000 Baht to transport the drugs to Narathiwat and that they had transported drugs on two previous occasions.

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