Late on Saturday night, a government border force located in Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province clashed with a group of about 10 suspected drug couriers. Following a signal to stop for a search, the group opened fire, leading to a fiveminute firefight. The standoff continued until the government patrol called in two teams for reinforcement.
Three Kenyan women were arrested at Phuket airport after being discovered carrying nearly 3kg of cocaine, with an estimated worth of 10 million baht. The narcotics were concealed within their bodies, specifically in their vaginas and stomachs. Three Kenyan women were arrested at Phuket airport after being discovered carrying nearly 3kg of cocaine, with an estimated worth of 10 million baht. The narcotics were concealed within their bodies, specifically in their vaginas and stomachs.
In a major crackdown, Thai police arrested seven suspects, comprising six Taiwanese men and a Thai woman, for allegedly smuggling cannabis and crystal methamphetamine concealed within truck drive shafts. The successful operation took place in Bangkok and Samut Prakan, following a threemonthlong investigation into the “Khai Huang” drug trafficking network.
Three Thai men were apprehended for allegedly smuggling Myanmar refugees, including children, out of a temporary shelter. The arrest took place after a tipoff led to a checkpoint on Highway 1337, where two suspicious pickup trucks were stopped and searched.
A racing car mechanic, Jirasak “Kan” Boonchai, 42, was recently arrested at a petrol station in Muang district, Sing Buri province, with 1.18 million methamphetamine pills in his possession. The Bangkok Metropolitan Police conducted the arrest, and Jirasak’s assets, worth about 10 million baht, were impounded for further examination.
The Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) has successfully intercepted 35 drug smuggling cases at airports and seaports in 2023, leading to the seizure of 973.4 kg of methamphetamine and 70.7 kg of heroin destined for Australia. The secretarygeneral of the ONCB, Wichai Chaimongkol, reported that the Airport Interdiction Task Force (AITF) and the Seaport Interdiction Task Force (SITF) worked closely together on these transnational criminal cases.
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.