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Three tonnes of ganja bound for Australia seized, two arrested

CHONBURI: Border patrol police arrested a Taiwanese national and a Thai man in a raid on a warehouse in Chonburi province yesterday (Sept 4), Border Patrol Police (BPP) deputy commissioner Prapan Chan-em told a press conference on Monday.

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Bangkok Post

Monday 5 September 2016, 05:55PM


The seized ganja is shown at a press conference at the Border Police headquarters on Phahon Yothin Rd in Bangkok today, with the boxes it was to be packed in at the back. Photo: Pornprom Satrabhaya
The seized ganja is shown at a press conference at the Border Police headquarters on Phahon Yothin Rd in Bangkok today, with the boxes it was to be packed in at the back. Photo: Pornprom Satrabhaya

Maj Gen Prapan identified the Taiwanese man as Chi J San, 64, and the Thai as Supornchai Chukaew, 44.

BPP Company 244 on Aug 23 learned that a large quantity of marijuana had been smuggled across the border from the Bolikhamxay province of Laos to Muang district of Bung Kan province. The marijuana was later transported to a warehouse in Chonburi, to be smuggled to Australia, he said.

The information led to the raid on the warehouse in tambon Bo Kwang Thong in Chonburi’s Bo Thong district yesterday.

The BPP seized about 3 tonnes of marijuana.

The drug was sealed in packages, to be placed in boxes with labels declaring they contained rubber gloves for medical use.

The Taiwanese man said he had opened a company in Chonburi in 2007 to export rubber gloves as a front for the drug trade.

He ordered the marijuana from Laos, to be delivered-on to a third country. Mr Supornchai, the Thai suspect, supervised the warehouse.

The two were charged with having illicit drugs in their possession with intent to sell.

The police investigation was continuing.

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