Three men were arrested for allegedly trying to ship drugs from Issan to the South via Chonburi. Pattaya police and Chonburi narcotics officers announced the apprehension of Apinan Maiwong, 35, Saharat Siriwong, 22, and Abduladisak Tingnamron, 53, at a Jan. 12 new conference. Authorities seized a kilogram of crystal methamphetamine and 4,000 ya ba tablets, along with three vehicles.
Police said the suspects all confessed to the drug networking, with Apinan and Abduladisak buying the drugs from the son of a Laotian general they met during a stint in a Nakhon Phanom prison. The pair then hired Saharat to take the drugs to Satun Province on a public bus that stopped in Chonburi.
Apinan and Abduladisak have served multiple sentences for drug running and will be going back to prison again, police said.