The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


650kg of crystal meth found floating off Trang

650kg of crystal meth found floating off Trang

TRANG: Marine police have seized 650 kilogrammes of cystal methamphetamine, or “ice”, from the sea off the coast of Kantang district in this southern province of Trang.

crimedrugsmarine
By Bangkok Post

Saturday 21 August 2021, 05:40PM


Thirty-two fertiliser sacks containing 650 kilogrammes of crystal methamphetamine, or “ice” are taken from the sea off Trang on Friday (Aug 20). Photo: Trang Marine Police Facebook page

Thirty-two fertiliser sacks containing 650 kilogrammes of crystal methamphetamine, or “ice” are taken from the sea off Trang on Friday (Aug 20). Photo: Trang Marine Police Facebook page

The drugs were packed in fertliser sacks tied to barrels floating in the sea, presumably intended to be picked up by traffickers, reports Bangkok Post.

Crewmen on board a marine generator vessel alerted authorities to suspicious objects floating in the waters between Koh Laoliang and Koh Libong on Friday (Aug 20).

A team of marine and local police dispatched to the site found three barrels floating in the water with a total of 32 fertliser sacks tied to them. An inspection of the sacks on board the patrol boat found packs of crystal methamphetamine inside them. The haul was taken to the marine police station in Kantang district.

MACNELS SHIPPING PHUKET

All told, officers recovered 650kg of crystal meth, with an estimated value of one million baht per kilogramme, police said at a briefing on Saturday (Aug 21).

Trang governor Khajornsak Charoensopha said smuggling gangs were increasingly choosing to use the sea as a transit route for drugs.

The investigation would be extended to find those involved, said Pol Col Jaturawit Kotchanuam, superintendent of Marine Police Division 9.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

CAPTCHA

Christy Sweet | 23 August 2021 - 01:18:04

Back in my buccaneer days in the Florida Keys, we called floating parcels of drugs Square Groupers

 

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Phuket study confirms subdermal injections using less vaccine more effective as boost jabs

Mr Kurt, Phuket, or Thailand, is not the leader of this research. A dutch study into this method of ...(Read More)


Phuket study confirms subdermal injections using less vaccine more effective as boost jabs

I think they are already doing it at Thalang hosp., or the nurse is extraordinarily talented with a ...(Read More)


PPAO moves to set up cheap ATK test centre

Fixed price for all or will there be a 'falang tax'?...(Read More)


Parents given until Sept 24 on vaccines for schoolchildren

Clear evidence that people aren't informed. All these jabs are perfectly safe at least for anyon...(Read More)


Expat Phi Phi GM found dead

Sad news. RIP. Lets hope the immigration service can get to the bottom of it? Genuine procedu...(Read More)


Thailand ordered to prepare for tourists

Time Thai Officialdom realizes that just 'ordering' not work any more the old way. Thai tod...(Read More)


Phuket study confirms subdermal injections using less vaccine more effective as boost jabs

Draw conclusions about immunity takes time. I miss, in all the figures, reports how long the time wi...(Read More)


Thailand ordered to prepare for tourists

Reopening the tourist industry, preparing for tourists, including present Pandamic restrictions is n...(Read More)


Phuket Vegetarian Festival will go ahead

The Veg Festival is an old tradition. Great! That justifies to ignore the at high level daily Covid ...(Read More)