LAO officer’s pill-fering antics: Trafficking two million amphetamine drugs

A senior officer from a Local Administrative Organisation (LAO) in Lopburi province has been apprehended for trafficking two million amphetamine tablets. The officer, who confessed to having been concerned in 12 such operations, was paid 150,000 baht per job.
Police officers from Chiang Rai’s Provincial Police Division, Pan Police Station, Border Patrol Police Division 5, Northern Border Drug Prevention and Suppression Centre, Army Narcotics Suppression Centre, and the Office of Narcotics Control Board, at present expanded their drug investigation efforts.
The LAO senior officer was arrested after a suspicious group of unemployed ethnic women, who inexplicably had the funds to buy land for a automobile park close to the Thai-Myanmar border in Mae Chan District, Chiang Rai, were recognized.
The property of the women was surrounded by a decent fence and covered with a tarp, and automobiles from the Thai-Myanmar border area would enter and exit after midnight, a lot of which had pretend or disguised license plates.
Officers yesterday spotted a white Toyota car with a Saraburi license plate entering the automobile park for approximately five minutes before leaving. The automobile evaded police inspection on the Kew Thap Yang checkpoint on Phaholyothin Road in Mae Chan District, took a detour across the city, and returned to Phaholyothin Road heading in the course of Pan District, which borders Mae Jai District, Phayao Province, so as to enter the country’s inside, reported KhaoSod.
Upon inspection at the Pu Kaeng checkpoint in Mae Yen, Pan District, it was found that the car was driven by 33 12 months old Sub-Lieutenant Suphakorn who was serving as a deputy director of an LAO in Lopburi province. He was wearing a authorities uniform and had a khaki government shirt hanging in his car.
Inside the car, 10 sacks were found in black plastic baggage and varied areas such because the again seat, foot space, and automobile trunk. Each sack contained roughly 200,000 amphetamine tablets, totalling two million tablets.
Suphakorn was then arrested and initially charged with being a government official in possession of category 1 narcotics (amphetamine) for trade and causing widespread distribution among the public, affecting the state’s stability or public security.
Preliminary investigations revealed that Suphakorn admitted to being hired by a girl to move narcotics 12 times since April of this year, delivering them to the central region in trade for a charge of a hundred and fifty,000 baht (US$ 4,100) per trip. He received an advance payment of 25,000 baht each time.
This time, he rented a sedan and drove to Mae Chan District. He acknowledged that two women and men received the car and returned it to him before he drove again to the central region.
Suphakorn prevented the Kew Thap Yang checkpoint and returned to Phaholyothin Road meaning to go to Phayao Province. He did not have a convoy or follow-up car however was arrested at the Pu Kaeng checkpoint. Unlock handed him over to the investigation officer, together with the proof, for additional authorized proceedings.
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