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14kg of Marijuana Left in Bangkok Taxi

A taxi driver filed a complaint with police after a passenger left a bag with 14 kilograms of marijuana in his taxi’s boot on Monday.


The driver, Sophon Ubolwiwat, 57, told police at the Ratanathibet station at 11.30pm that the bag was left in the boot of the taxi he drove on Sunday night.

Sophon said he learned about the bag from the driver who rented the taxi after him and consulted a police radio station, which advised him to inform a police station so as to distance himself from the drug.

Sophon told police that he had a Thai customer, who appeared to be around 35 to 40 year old, on Sunday night and he left one of his bags in the trunk.

Sophon said he picked up the passenger at 8pm from in front of the Tha Kham branch of Big C shopping mall and delivered him to Samut Sakhon’s Phan Thai Norasing district.

When he arrived at the destination, the passenger unloaded his bags from the trunk to a coach waiting at the spot.

Sophon said he thought the passenger had taken all of his belongings, so he closed the boot and drove off. Sophon said he did not check later the back because it was raining.

Police will try to identify and locate the owner of the bag.


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