A major drug bust in Saraburi province led to the arrest of five suspects and the seizure of 8 million methamphetamine pills worth an estimated 50 million baht. The suspects are believed to be members of the Jae Cake Sanam Chai drug trafficking network.
The Provincial Police Region 1, led by Pol Lt Gen Jiraphat Phumjit, identified the four Thai men and one Lao woman as Theerahong Phuphiewluang (32), Phromphong Seelakan (25), Saran Ketkaew (23), Thawatchai Intharasongkhor (66), and Lao national Kesone Misy (31). These individuals were apprehended following an investigation into the activities of a woman named Ms. Jenjira, more commonly known as Cake, who is the suspected leader of a major drug network.
Drug Transportation and Distribution
This network has allegedly been coordinating the transportation of smuggled drugs from a border area in the Northeast to buyers in the Central Plains and the South. The police began pursuing a Toyota Fortuner and an Isuzu Mu-X traveling along Chok Chai Road on Friday, which eventually led to the interception and arrest of the suspects in Kaeng Khoi district of Saraburi.
Seized Items and Suspects’ Roles
The Toyota Fortuner, driven by Mr. Theerahong, contained 17 fertilizer sacks holding 4,000 packages with a total of 8 million meth pills. The Isuzu Mu-X, acting as a lookout vehicle, was driven by Mr. Saran and carried the other four suspects. All suspects confessed to receiving 40,000 baht each for delivering the drugs.
Charges and Ongoing Investigation
The arrested individuals have been charged with collusion in the possession of illicit drugs with intent to sell. As the investigation continues, authorities hope to obtain more information about the activities of the Jae Cake Sanam Chai drug trafficking network and its leader, Ms. Jenjira.