One killed as Thai cops raid drug deal­ers’

The Myanmar Times - - World -

THAI po­lice shot dead a sus­pected meth traf­ficker and ar­rested 30 more dur­ing a raid on a party to re­ward drug deal­ers for hit­ting sales tar­gets, po­lice said yes­ter­day.

A gun­fight erupted af­ter sev­eral rev­ellers tried to flee the late-night bash held at an up­scale re­sort near Khao Yai, a pop­u­lar na­tional park north­east of Bangkok.

A 24-year-old man wanted for drug traf­fick­ing was killed and one po­lice of­fi­cer was in­jured dur­ing a street­side shootout, said Rawat Klinke­sorn, the com­man­der of Thai­land’s Nar­cotics Sup­pres­sion Bureau.

“Based on po­lice in­tel­li­gence we dis­cov­ered they were hold­ing a thank you party at this re­sort so we launched a raid,” he told AFP.

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