200 kg marijuana seized in Nakhon Phanom

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NAKHON PHANOM, Oct 19 – The police seized 197 kg marijuana with a street value of about five million baht in a long-tailed boat docked at the bank of the Mekong River in the northeastern province of Nakhon Phanom.

Pol Maj Thavee Phanoi, commander of a border patrol police in Nakhon Phanom told a news conference that the suspect could escape and the police believed that the illegal drug is smuggled from the neighbouring country.

Pol Maj Gen Polsak Banchongsiri, commander of the Sakhon Nakhon provincial police, said about crime suppression from October 15-19 that proactive searches in the whole province led to arrests of 137 culprits involved in the illegal drug, weapon possession and natural resources and environment violations.

The action comes ahead of an election of a chairman of the provincial administrative organisation on Sunday.

The police confiscated 1,575 methamphetamine pills, 156 kilogrammes of marijuana and some volatile substance, weapons and some ammunition and volatile substances and 50 Siamese rosewood logs.