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Bangkok drug raids

Police in Bangkok arrested more than 1,500 drug suspects, and seized large quantites of methamphetamine, crystal methamphetamine, marijuana, and cocaine.

Friday 25 March 2011, 05:25AM

More than 1,500 drug suspects were arrested and more than 12,000 methamphetamine and crystal methamphetamine (ya ice) pills, marijuana and cocaine were seized in a week of police raids in Bangkok.

Deputy Bangkok police chief Sumeth Ruangsawas said a total of 1,583 drug suspects were arrested. Of these, 1,177 were charged with drug taking, 259 with possession of drugs and 141 with drug trafficking.

He said police confiscated 12,575 methamphetamine pills, 13.9 grammes of crystal methamphetamine, 42 packets of marijuana and 22 grammes of cocaine and two firearms and ammunition during the raids.



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