Three individuals had been arrested at Don Mueang Airport yesterday after police discovered a kilogram of crystal methamphetamine with a avenue worth of about THB800,000 (US$27,000), stuffed inside cans of fish.
Police officers introduced the arrest of Pattaraporn Sawachote, 33, her brother Manatchai Chotithana, 43, and his spouse, Maneeploypleun Chotithana, 46, at a 5pm presser on Monday.
Maj. Gen. Phiraphong Wongsamarn, deputy commander of a police particular operations division, told reporters that they had been tipped off by a vigilante Facebook page. An investigation led them to trace Pattaraporn from a motel after which to the airport.
Upon the trio’s arrival on the terminal, police requested to look at their baggage. Inside they discovered 100 grams of meth stuffed into 10 empty cans of Thai sardines. The cans had been additionally wrapped in paper and one other plastic bag.
Upon their arrest, the trio reportedly confessed to legal intent, saying they had been getting ready to export the meth to Japan. They stated to have been employed by a Thai girl dwelling overseas and the trio would break up their duties. Manatchai would decide up the medication from an affiliate and retailer them at a motel the place Pattaraporn would decide them up.
After the transaction was completed, Manatchai and Maneeploypleun stated they might be wired THB20,000 (US$660) every whereas Pattaraporn acquired THB50,000 (US$1,656.) They’d apparently accomplished two such transactions earlier than being taken down.
The three face costs drug-related costs together with possession and intent to site visitors class one narcotics.