Woman drug dealer arrested, Bt100 million in assets frozen


KANCHANABURI, April 23 – A woman suspected of being involved with a major drug network run by a woman known as “Je Pen” has been arrested in the western province of Kanchanaburi on drug charges with Bt100 billion worth of assets frozen.  

Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) secretary-general, Pol Gen Pongsapat Pongcharoen said today that the authorities arrested Rojana Pongsakkajorn, 31, at her home in Kanchanaburi province’s Sai Yok district.

The suspect allegedly received drugs from a network run by drug kingpin Suchada Tuanpa or “Je Pen”, who was under an outstanding arrest warrant in Lampang after Pol Snr Sgt-Maj Manas Suapho was arrested in 2012

Sgt-Maj Manas, a former officer at Prachacheun police station in Bangkok, was arrested while delivering 1.2 million methamphetamine pills and 5 kg of crystal methamphetamine to customers. He told police that he received the drugs from several drug dealers including Je Pen’s network.

The ONCB chief said the police also froze Bt100 billion worth of assets including a bus, two cars, 100 baht-weight of gold and many other assets to investigate where they came from.

Meanwhile, Nakhon Phanom Border Patrol Police deputy commander Pol Lt Col Suwit Sangkamanee told the press today that 480 kg of cannabis were found in a frozen foods pick-up truck in Renu Nakhon district.

Driver Kamting Seangkaew, 29, admitted that he was hired to smuggle the drug from a network based in the Lao PDR for customers in central Pathum Thani province.

He carried the drug across the Mekong River into the kingdom, he said, and this the second shipment before his arrest.