11 July 2024

Anti-narcotics officers in Thailand’s southern province of Songkhla seized about 400,000 methamphetamine tablets and arrested a suspect in a raid on a rented room in Bang Klam district yesterday (Sunday).

Police said that the rented room, in Mae Thom sub-district, had been used to store the illicit drugs before they were distributed to customers.

The 28-year-old suspect, Athiwat, a native of the district, allegedly told the police that 15 consignments of about 200,000 meth pills had been stored at his rented room and he was paid 20,000 baht for looking after each consignment.

He also claimed that, about a week ago, he was contacted, through the Line app, by a man instructing him to pick up four parcels, containing about 800,000 methamphetamine tablets, from a privately-run parcel service in Hat Yai district.

He said he and a friend picked up the four parcels for safe keeping at his rented room and two of the parcels, containing about 400,000 meth pills, were delivered to an unidentified man on the same day, by leaving them next to a utility pole in Ban Han sub-district, Bang Klam district.

The man who picked up the two parcels was apprehended by the police.