A total of 22.5 kilogrammes of crystal methamphetamine were seized and five suspects arrested in Lom Sak district on Friday, Provincial Police Region 6 commissioner Pol Lt Gen Akradej Pimolsri said on Monday.
Pol Lt Gen Akradej said police raided a house in LomSak followed a lengthy investigation into a drug network.
They arrested Narong Chiangnua, 42, from Lom Sak district, and found in his possession 4.25kg of crystal meth, or “ice” . This led to the arrest of four other suspects and seizure of another 18kg of the drug.
They arrested three men – Tanachote Tantavara, 35, from Chai Nat; Anuchit Kalayaprasit, 25, from Muang district, Phetchabun; and Pichitpol Pongchim, 35, from Wichian Buri district, Phetchabun – and a woman, Chayanit Pukpibul, 30, from Lom Sak, Phetchabun.
Two pickups and a car suspected to have been used in the drug trade were impounded for examination.
The extended investigation was continuing, Pol Lt Gen Akradej said.
Pol Lt Gen Akradej Pimolsri, the Provincial Police Region 6 commissioner, on Monday announces the seizure of 22.25 kilogrammes of crystal methamphetamine in Phetchabun’s Lom Sak district on Friday. Five suspects were arrested. (Photo: Sunthorn Kongvarakhom)