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Smuggling drugs in truck drive shafts

Smuggling drugs in truck drive shafts

The police detained six Taiwanese men and a Thai woman on Friday in Bangkok and Samut Prakan for allegedly transporting marijuana and crystal methamphetamine in truck drive shafts.


The arrests came after a three-month investigation into the “Khai Huang” drug trafficking network, according to deputy national police head Chinnapat Sarasin.

When authorities discovered that the gang was getting ready to export the drugs overseas, they made the arrests.

He claimed that on Friday morning, two Taiwanese males, Lee Min Chang, 26, and Chen You Ning, 34, were detained in a rented mansion in Bangkok’s Lat Krabang neighborhood.

They are accused of having drugs in their hands with the intent to distribute them.

Police discovered 17 drive shafts from large trucks inside the home. Police found 1.06 kilograms of ice,” or crystal meth, and 10 kilograms of cannabis inside the shafts, which were about to be shipped to Taiwan.

Additionally, equipment that was allegedly used to put the narcotics inside the drive shafts was discovered.

According to the police, Mr. Chen acknowledged running a drug ring in Taiwan. He was detained there seven months ago on drug-related allegations and released on bond.

He hid on a cargo ship for 15 days before making it to Thailand, where he restarted his operation, according to Pol Gen. Shinapatra.

The suspect claimed he had read accounts about people using drive shafts to transport drugs and had imitated the practice. He apparently purchased the tools he needed in Chon Buri.

He also obtained 40kg of cannabis from outlets in Bangkok for roughly 70,000 baht and paid 230,000 baht for a kilogram of crystal meth from a Taiwanese acquaintance there. According to the police, he used cryptocurrency to pay.

Mr. Lee, the other suspect, was wanted in Taiwan on suspicion of fraud.

The police were able to apprehend four more Taiwanese males and a Thai woman after Mr. Chen’s confession directed them to another rented home in Samut Prakan’s Bang Phli area.

They face charges related to their possession of prohibited narcotics.

To be extradited to Taiwan on allegations of fraud, drug offenses, money laundering, and gambling-related offenses were Tseng Yen-Ming, 31, Lin Che-Cheng, 24, Chen Yi-Wen, 23, and Chu Chun-Yen, 22.

The 24-year-old Thai woman, known as Apinya Udom, is from Ubon Ratchathani and is Tseng Yen-Ming’s girlfriend.

The four men, the woman, and the production of the “Happy Water” drug concoction were under suspicion.

Ecstasy, methamphetamine, diazepam, caffeine, and tramadol are typically the drugs that go into its production, along with hot water or sweetened beverages.

At the residence, police discovered unspecified quantities of ketamine and crystal meth.

According to Pol Maj Gen Theeradet Thumsuthee, investigative chief of the Metropolitan Police Bureau and leader of the arrest squad, the Samut Prakan residence was also utilized as a location for drug parties.

Photo Bangkok post

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