240 kilograms of dried marijuana confiscated in Nakhon Phanom

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NAKHON PHANOM, 11 July 2014  — Authorities in the northeastern province of Nakhon Phanom have confiscated 240 kilograms of dried marijuana while they were on the way to Suvarnnabhumi airport.

Two men were arrested during the operation. After their car was thoroughly searched, police found 240 bars of dried marijuana, weighing one kilogram each, hidden under the hood. The cannabis has a street value of two million baht, said the police.

The weed was shipped by boat over the Mekhong river from the neighboring country. It was to be taken to Suvannabhume Airport, where it would then be shipped to a third country. Suspects said they were paid 30,000 bahts per person per trip and that they had done it twice before they were arrested.