11 July 2024

Thai anti-narcotics police seized more than 200kgs of illegal drugs in a search of a condo in Bangkok’s Huai Khwang district yesterday (Tuesday).

The haul included about 200kgs of crystal meth, or “Ice”, over 200,000 methamphetamine tablets, 500 packets of powdered Ecstasy and 50 packets of “Happy Water”. The drugs were in several items of luggage in the room, on the 6th floor of a condominium building in Pracharat Bamphen Soi 20.

Pol Lt-Gen Sarayuth Sanguanpokai, Narcotics Suppression Bureau Commissioner, said that the seizure was part of a continuing investigation, following the arrest of an alleged Singaporean drug trafficker at a hotel in Huai Khwang district on October 26th.

He also said that the seized packets of “Happy Water” and the powdered Ecstasy were similar to those found at a pub in Yan Nawa district during a police raid last month. About 300 customers, mostly Chinese tourists, were in the pub at the time of the raid and over 50 of them tested positive for drug use.

The condo was rented by a Thai woman, thought to be a nominee of the alleged drug trafficker, and police are seeking her for questioning, said the commissioner.