A man and a woman were arrested on Tuesday morning in Loei province in the north east carrying 127 kilos of heroin that it is believed was to be trafficked to Malaysia or Australia.
The arrest came about after the police, who were tipped off, were waiting with soldiers at a checkponit in Ban Loei Wangsais.
A black Honda Civic, that matched the tipoff description and that was registered to Surat Thani province arrived at the checkpoint at around 3am were it was searched.
The heroin was found in a cardboard box. The driver, who was male, then sped off with both the woman and more boxes. At around 9am the car was found by police abandoned in Ban Non Pattana before the man and woman were picked up at viewpoint.
The two were identified t Nathabun Burirat 43, from Surat Thani and On-anong Kaekhao, 22 from Nakhon Pathom. They admitted to transporting the drugs in the car and dumping six further boxes at the checkpoint.
In total the boxes seized from the suspects contained 127kg of heroin worth about two hundred and ten million baht locally and a value of over one billion had it have been exported. Officers also found forty thousand methamphetamine pills in the car.
Deputy police chief Pol Gen Pongsapat Pongcharoen said narcotics suppression police were investigating to determine the source and destination of the heroin. Initial information indicated the drugs came…
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