17-year-old drug smuggler, Yaba and Crystal Meth worth 400M THB, shooting at police.

A 17-year-old and his 26-year-old brother have been arrested. Together they smuggled over 400 Million THB worth of Yaba and crystal meth into Bangkok. The pair were shooting at the police in an attempt to escape. Officials believe there is a major drug gang connected to where the drugs came from. Police Lieutenant General Panurat Lakbun Commissioner of Provincial Police Region 3 and Police Major General Pornchai Nalawanchai the Nakhon Ratchasima Province Commissioner reported the arrest of 2 suspects with evidence including 2 million Yaba pills and 438 kilograms of crystal meth. 


Petcharat Wisetsuk 26-year-old and A 17-year-old were arrested with a truck, a gun, and bullets. Petcharat has an injury after being shot in the shoulder by the police. This is the result of a police chase on the Ban Wat-None Dang road in None Dang District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province during the night of 13 January 2020. Police from Amnat Charoen Province tracked down two suspects driving a truck. Officials received information about a truck bringing in Yaba and crystal meth from the border heading to Kalasin Province. The truck was followed as it passed Mahan Sarakham, Khon Kaen, and was arriving in Nakhon Ratchasima. The Provincial Police Region 3 were notified and None Dang Police waited to pull over the truck. 


The truck did not stop and started shooting at the police. A gunfight started resulting in the suspect’s truck stuck by the road. Police arrested both suspects before searching the vehicle revealing the drugs inside. The suspects admitted that they were paid 100,000 THB to move the drugs from Nakhon Phanom to a customer in Bangkok. Officials believe there is a big drug gang connected to where the drugs came from. They believe there is a lot of funds supporting this gang with the ability to buy over 400 Million THB worth of drugs per delivery. 


Credit: Khaosod


FB Caption: Police followed the truck passing through many provinces heading towards Bangkok. 


Source: Khaosod