Four Indians arrested in Bangkok with 8.5kg of ‘ice’

November 16th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by admin  

BANGKOK, Nov 16 (MCOT) – Four alleged drug smugglers, Indian nationals, have been arrested in possession of 8.5kg of crystal methamphetamine, commonly known as ‘ice’, valued at Bt32 million (over US$1 million) in Bangkok’s Pratunam shopping area, Police Chief Wichean Potephosree said on Tuesday.

The detainees were identified as Saravanam Karuppiah, Abbas Seyed Buhari, Mohamed Mustafa Kucuptheen and Abdulsalam Maidem Pitchai.

Their arrest followed a tipoff that drug traffickers would be transiting Pratunam before smuggling the drugs out of the country.

Tourist police responded and observed two men behaving suspiciously. Asking to search the suspects’ baggage, they found the ‘ice’ in a powdered detergent bag and a metal foil coffee bag concealed in their baggage.

The police detained the duo to a hotel room and arrested two others who were suspected of involvement in the drug smuggling gang.

A preliminary investigation found the ‘ice’ with a total weight of 8.5kg was imported from India and the group used Thailand as a transit point to smuggle the crystal meth into the neighbouring country of Malaysia.

Source: Thaivisa News

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