According to Highway Police Commander Police Major General Pongsit Sangpetch, police yesterday arrested Miss Thongsa Wongsui and seized 435 bars of marijuana worth approximately 8,700,000 baht in street value in her possession, a pickup used in the smuggling operation, and a Nokia mobile phone.
The arrest was made on the Mitrapab Highway at the 379th - 380th kilometer marker in Kham Muang Sub-district, Khao Suankwang District of Khonkan Province.
Reportedly, Miss Thongsa, 65 years of age, confessed that she was paid 40,000 baht to play a sick elderly being transported to Bangkok to fool authorities. She claimed that she did not know the identify of her employer as the latter goes by an alias of Ms. Sumalee.
The driver of the pickup truck managed to escape in another vehicle with three other suspects, including Sumalee.