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Police land another huge drugs haul in latest raid

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Police yesterday seized 1.6 million ya ba tablets and 2 kilograms of “ice” together worth about Bt30 million from a townhouse in Samut Prakan’s Muang district.

The huge haul was the latest in a series of drug raids over the past week that have netted more than 2.8 million methamphetamine pills.

Yesterday’s raid was a follow-up to a crackdown in the Klong Toei district of Bangkok.

A Klong Toei raid on Thursday turned up 200,000 ya ba pills and a tablet-making device from Yongyut (also known as Prakob) Veeraphan, 44, and Phumin Klaikaeo, 45.

The raid led to the arrest on Friday of a man identified as Nanthaphong Rattanakornkaeojinda, 30, after police found more than 1 million ya ba tablets worth Bt200 million in his rented home in Samut Prakan’s Bang Phli district.

The raid in Klong Toei also resulted in police shooting dead suspect Manop Changkhlaikhom, 39, on a Bangkok expressway and confiscating 50,000 ya ba pills hidden in his pickup on Friday.

Meanwhile, Nanthaphong confessed that another 1.6 million ya ba pills were hidden inside a two-storey townhouse in Rompho village on Thepharak Road.

Read more: The Nation

By The Nation

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