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Suspect slain as cops target drugs lord

NAKHON RATCHISIMA: A suspected drug trafficker was shot and killed early yesterday (Sept 14) in a clash with police in Saraburi province while 30 others were rounded up at a “thank-you” party in Nakhon Ratchasima’s Pak Chong district.

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Thursday 15 September 2016, 09:01AM

Police examine the car of one of the suspects who tried to shoot his way out of the Khao Yai raid and died in a hail of gunfire. Photo: Tanaphon Ongarttrakul
Police examine the car of one of the suspects who tried to shoot his way out of the Khao Yai raid and died in a hail of gunfire. Photo: Tanaphon Ongarttrakul

Almost simultaneously, anti-narcotics authorities launched pre-dawn raids at 27 locations in Bangkok, Samut Prakan and Nonthaburi, seized 6kg of crystal methamphetamine (ya ice), 80,000 methamphetamine pills (ya bah) and several firearms.

Rewat Klinkesorn, commissioner of the Narcotics Suppression Bureau (NSB), said the raids were part of “Operation Triple Night” targeting the network of major drug suspect Sadayu Lueangpradapjai.

Mr Sadayu, known to be an amateur sharpshooter, is said to run a car racing gang called Nakaoka. Members of the gang are allegedly recruited to be couriers.

He said authorities had followed the activities of some of the suspects and learned a major drug gang was throwing a seminar and “thank-you” party for dozens of alleged drug dealers at a resort in Khao Yai national park in Pak Chong.

More than 100 officers were brought in to break up the party, which was said to be in its third night, and at least eight of the party-goers had arrest warrants against them for drug-related offences, according to Lt Gen Rewat.

He said as authorities moved in, some suspects managed to get away in four vehicles heading to Bangkok via Mittraphap Rd. Police gave chase and one of the suspects’ cars came to a halt in the middle of the road when it reached the 6km marker in Saraburi’s Kaeng Khoi district.

As the car stopped, a gunfight broke out in which a suspect identified as Surasak Boonthap was killed and police officer Tiwapong Pluto was seriously wounded, sustaining bullet wounds to the back. He was admitted to the Police General Hospital in Bangkok and his condition remains critical.

Two other suspects fled from the car, but one, Tawichart Kanchanakul, was captured.


According to Lt Gen Rewat, the other getaway cars headed to Bangkok and one was found abandoned in Nonthaburi’s Bang Bua Thong district.

Back at the Khao Yai resort, authorities rounded up about 30 suspects who all tested positive for drugs. They were detained pending further investigation into their connection to the drug trafficking ring.

The NSB commissioner said another police team raided a house in Nonthaburi’s Bang Yai district owned by Mr Sadayu and found his 23-year-old girlfriend, Pornthiwa Boonthap, who denied any involvement in her boyfriend’s business.

At the house, police found some ketamine and ecstasy pills. The search also uncovered and seized three guns. Some bank account information was also taken for further investigation. He said police later arrested Wachirapat In-ngern, an alleged member of Mr Sadayu’s network, at an apartment, also in Bang Yai district, and confiscated 6kg of ya ice and 80,000 ya bah pills.

Meanwhile, officials from the Central Investigation Bureau yesterday raided 14 locations in five provinces and arrested six people as part of a crackdown on “dark influences”, said Thitirat Nongharnpitak, the bureau’s commissioner.

Most of the 14 targets were the houses of tambon administrative organisation heads and mayors.

Confiscated for further investigation were 13 guns, 110 rounds of ammunition, nine firearm registration papers, information regarding 14 bank accounts, five land ownership documents and 30 car registration documents, he said.

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Kurt | 15 September 2016 - 12:02:45

kataglenn:.  We al know there are many thai 'drugs mister big', yes.
After all because of many 'drugs mister big' the Golden Triamgle is still flourishing.
The area floating on drugs 'farming', producing and supplying.
And thai chemical 'factories', producing chemical drugs.
All in 'jurisdiction areas' of thai army camps in regions.

It is all under the eyes of the local authorities.
Let us hope NCPO gets the time to rule it out, for the sake of future of young thai people.
More anti drugs education needed in schools.
Thai youngsters are the future of Thailand, yes? Education-education-education.

Also differentiate soft drugs and hard drugs.
Portugal, The Netherlands, and now some states in USA got remarkable positive results by legalizing certain soft drugs and in reducing drugs use by appealing on youngsters with health dialogues.
Many European countries now follow bit by bit the drugs approach of The Netherlands and Portugal.
Of course , it is not perfect, but better than any other approach that doesn't work, and just over populate thai prisons.

Much better than overpopulate the thai prisons, where these youngsters just learn to become real criminals.

Look at countries were things become better with other approach.
Be open minded to implement that in Thailand. Nothing to loose, yes?

Well, just the high level thai drugs criminals will loose
That is a point, Of course. Money-money.

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kataglenn | 15 September 2016 - 11:05:09

And after all that we still don't seem to have caught Mr Big 

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