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Two people were arrested in Patong earlier today (July 11) when they were found to be in possession of 120 kilos of kratom leaves.
Police learned that kratom leaves from other provinces are being smuggled into Phuket hidden in the delivery trucks of a convenience stores, and after receiving a tip-off that the two were about to pass through the Phuket checkpoint plain clothes police followed the truck to a convenience store in Patong.
Police searched the vehicle and discovered 24 bin liners stuffed with kratom leaves hidden among the goods being delivered to the store.
Noppadol and Jamnien were taken to Kathu police station and charged with illegal possession of a Category 5 with intent to sell.