Sattahip police arrest Cambodian woman suspected of running drug ring

Friday, 04 January 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 1 By  Patcharapol Panrak

Sattahip police arrested a Cambodian woman accused of running a ring of Thai drug dealers throughout the area.

So Lee, 42, was apprehended Dec. 24 along with Sujinan Romsukh, 18; Thaweepop Saraakhum, 18; Chawa Chonsri, 28; and Weerawat Malai, 19. During the arrests, police seized a total of 445 methamphetamine tablets, a half-gram of crystal meth and 4,900 baht.

Police say So set up shop in Thailand as a food vendor and accumulated evidence needed for the drug sting from her alleged customers.

Police claim So confessed to the charges, as well as importing up to 4,000 ya ba pills at a time over the Srakaew border. She is suspected of selling to Thai customers and Cambodian fishing crews in Samae San and Bang Saray.

Cambodian So Lee has been remanded in custody for allegedly running a drug smuggling ring across the border in Thailand. Cambodian So Lee has been remanded in custody for allegedly running a drug smuggling ring across the border in Thailand.

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