The Pattaya City Police discovered during an investigation a total amount of eight kilograms of crystal methamphetamine in tea bags in Bangkok.
A team of the Pattaya City Police led by Lieutenant Jeeraphon Prapanjan arrested 26 years old Preecha ‘Bang Reen’ Soamonta yesterday evening.
Police seized eight kilograms of crystal methamphetamine which were reportedly found with the suspect in green tea bags.
The arrest came after police received a tip-off from a concerned citizen regarding a reported drug network called ‘Bang Musa’ that operates in Bangkok, Central Thailand, Chonburi, Pattaya and other regional areas.
Pattaya Police conducted a sting operation to buy eight kilograms of crystal methamphetamine from the Bang Musa network.
According to Lieutenant Jeeraphon, the Bang Musa network sent Bang Reen to deliver eight kilograms of crystal methamphetamine at Saphan Soong in Bangkok. Pattaya Police arrested Bang Reen with eight kilograms of crystal methamphetamine during the string operaion. The methamphetamine was stored inside green tea bags.
Pattaya police are continuing their investigation to find the other agents in the Bang Musa network. Bang Reen has not, according to police, identified any other members of the network at this time.