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An upbeat national policeman has claimed that the force are winning the war on serious drugs as yet another big bust was reported.
Chalermkiat said: “We are working hard to rid the country of the scourge of Class 1 drugs,” he said, “and we will continue to do so until the job is done”, reports Thai News Agency.
The drugs in the latest bust were found hidden in the body of a rice transportation lorry. Officers had got wind of a delivery from a Muser tribesman in Payao to an agent in Ayuthaya.
The drugs were found at a checkpoint set up after all lorries were examined in the Den Chai area of Phrae on Saturday.
The driver of the vehicle Suphit Rakhangthong, from Rayong, was arrested and following further investigations three more people were rounded up in Ayuthaya.
The bust represented another success for cops and comes in the wake of the large operation headed by drug lord Laotao Saewlee and fourteen members of his family that was busted recently.
Police top brass have said that these large busts have seen a significant reduction in the amount of drugs flooding the cities.
In this case the Ya Ba and crystal meth would have been packaged for smaller delivery by dealers in Bangkok.