3 Iranians arrested as police raid 2 Pattaya meth labs

Friday, 07 December 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 49 By  Boonlua Chatree

Three Iranian men were arrested after regional and immigration police raided meth labs in Jomtien Beach and East Pattaya.

Office of National Control Board drug agents, Chonburi and Pattaya police and Chonburi Immigration police swept into Greenpark Village on Soi Chaiyapruek 2 Nov. 29, four days after another Iranian was arrested with 2.5 kg. of liquefied crystal methamphetamine and four accomplices escaped.

Captured inside were Asadollahi Bahnam Ali, 36; Meti Munaei, 28; Behzad Charhooz, 25. Officers found the house was operating as a complete lab for crystal meth production with more than 20 kg. of chemicals recovered, as well as tanks and other equipment.

Police put out for display suitcases full of drugs, along with chemicals and drug making equipment during the raid. Police put out for display suitcases full of drugs, along with chemicals and drug making equipment during the raid.

Investigators moved to a second house in Chokchai Village 7 on Soi Khao Noi, finding another lab, but no suspects.

Police alleged the Iranians were part of a gang that has been producing drugs in Bangkok, Pattaya and Chiang Mai by bringing in specialists from Malaysia. The group has been under investigation for a year.

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  • Comment Link Saturday, 08 December 2012 10:20 posted by Tom Crowley

    To: Editor, Pattaya Mail

    I am a writer doing research for my next novel. There was a writeup in the July 20th edition of the Mail on a speech I gave to the Pattaya City Expats Club.

    I am doing research on my next book and am setting up interviews with key Thai Police Generals involved in Anti Human Trafficking work. Would you be interested in a series of articles based on these interviews?

    Please Let me know and we can talk further.

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