Bueng Kan Police Seize 139 Kilograms of Heroin Worth 280 Million Baht in Major Drug Bust

Bueng Kan—

On May 28th, 2024, Pol. Lt. Gen. Sarayut Sa-nguanphokai, the Commander-in-Chief, along with relevant agencies, held a press conference to announce the success of the “No Place for Drugs” operation in Bueng Kan. This initiative led to the seizure of 139 kilograms of heroin valued at 280 million baht.

According to police reports, the Bueng Kan investigative police, in collaboration with other relevant officers, had launched an investigation into a drug smuggling network based on information from an anonymous source. The source indicated that illicit substances were being smuggled from a neighboring country into the north-central and central regions of Thailand.

In response, Bueng Kan officers were deployed to strategic positions along the Bueng Kan and Nakhon Phanom borders to intercept the smugglers.

On May 25th, the officers identified a suspicious vehicle matching the description provided by the source. The suspect, driving a white pickup truck, attempted to flee but was intercepted on Road 2026 in Bueng Khong Long, Bueng Kan.

During the search, police found three rucksacks containing 380 bars of heroin, totaling 139 kilograms. This amount of heroin, if distributed to third countries, would have a street value of 280 million baht. The successful interception prevented a significant quantity of drugs from reaching the market.

The suspect, identified only as Mr. Nattaphon, had recently been released from prison for drug-related offenses earlier this year. He confessed to police that he had been hired by an unidentified drug dealer to transport the heroin to Phetchabun for a payment of 100,000 baht.

The police are continuing their investigation to dismantle the drug smuggling network and hold all involved individuals accountable.

Previously, Thai police officers received a report from two law enforcement officers on duty to intercept a drug smuggling group of 30 individuals in Nakhon Phanom.

Kittisak Phalaharn
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