Three women arrested in Ayutthaya with 1.4 million meth pills


AYUTTHAYA, May 29 — Thai police have arrested three women drug suspects and seized 1.4 million methamphetamine pills hidden in a roadside bush in the central province of Ayutthaya Tuesday night. 

Pol Lt Gen Chaiwat Chotima, chief of the Narcotics Suppression Bureau, led some 50 police to inspect the scene at Road Number 347 Pathum Thani-Bang Pahan, near the Asian Highway in Ayutthaya’s Bang Pahan district.

At the scene, a pickup truck bearing a Bangkok registration plates was found and some 50 metres from the roadside, seven fertiliser sacks containing packs of meth pills totalling 1.4 million pills.

Police arrested three women, Kanisnan Charoenthangsirisuk, 23, Sunhaporn Wangjai, 32 and Rusarin Lertyosthanakan, 56 all Chiang Rai residents, on suspicion of trafficking drugs.

Gen Chaiwat said that the Narcotics Suppression Bureau received an informant report saying there would be an attempted delivery of a large lot of meth pills to Bangkok and closely monitored movements until a further report confirmed that the drugs were hidden at a roadside wooded area.

He said the police had waited for several days as they were sure that the drug dealers would definitely pick up the drug there.

The three women on the pick up truck finally showed up Tuesday night to claim the illicit drug.

The authorites detained them and said further investigation would be conducted to identify and locate the persons who left the drug there. (MCOT online news)