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Thailand’s Narcotics Control Board asks Myanmar to arrest key drug suspects

The Thai government Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) has asked Myanmar to arrest ten prime drug suspects on behalf of Thailand.

myanmar drugsONCB Secretary-General Permpong Chaovalit said he sent the list of ten suspects, including Chaiwat Pornsakulpaisarn, also known as Yishay, to the Myanmar authorities.

He said they played important roles in smuggling narcotics into Thailand and that the Thai authorities had seized more than Bt100 million worth of their assets.

For their narcotics production, they received precursor drugs used in industrial-scale manufacturing from traffickers in Thailand including those active in border areas, Mr Permpong said.

Apart from the 10 drug kingpins believed to be in Myanmar, the narcotics agency is seeking 14 other key traffickers in Thailand, some of whom them are are thought to be hiding in border areas.

They allegedly deliver illicit drugs in one region, transfer funds in another region and hide with ethnic armed forces in Myanmar when being closely followed, Mr Permpong said. (MCOT online news)

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