Raid nets drugs worth millions
PATTANI: Three-hundred thousand speed pills worth 31 million baht were confiscated from a member of a drug trafficking ring active in two provinces after he was arrested during a raid in Muang district, police said.
The suspect was identified as Danai Yi-i, 23. Police raided his home as he was about to deliver 30,000 pills to an undercover policeman in tambon Pooyu, they said.
During questioning, the suspect told police more drugs were hidden at a rented house in Muang. Police searched the premises and discovered 282,000 speed pills in cardboard boxes.
Police confiscated the drugs, a motorcycle and two phones.
The suspect is charged with illegal possession of narcotics with intent to sell. Police said the drugs confiscated from the suspect was valued at 31 million baht. According to police, the seizure of the pills is part of an extended investigation into the Sept 21 arrest of drug suspect Imron Ahsae who was found with 1,275 speed pills in his possession.
Both were linked to a trafficking ring known as “Baelan” which operates in Pattani and Yala, police said.