Huge drug haul seized, 17-year-old boy arrested

A 17-year-old boy was arrested and a large haul of drugs, including 8.67 million methamphetamine pills, with a street value of over 100 million baht, seized in a police raid on an apartment room in Lat Phrao area on Wednesday.


The drug seizure was revealed by Pol Gen Chalermkiat Srivorakhan, a deputy police chief, and other high-ranking police officers in a press conference today.

Pol Maj Gen Ruchakorn Jornjewut, deputy commissioner of the Metropolitian Police, said the raid came after a lengthy investigation in to the delivery of drugs from the North to be stored in Lat Pla Khao area.

At about 10pm on Wednesday, police arrested the boy, whose name is withheld, while he was walking down from the apartment on Lat Pla Khao road in Lat Phrao district, holding a plastic bag. Found in the bag were 4,000 methamphetamine pills and 3 kilogrammes of ice or crystal methamphetamine.

The boy said he took the drugs from an apartment room. He admitted to have sold drugs in areas under the jurisdiction of the 3rd and 4th Metropolitan Police Divisions for two months. He held no previous drug records.

In a search of the apartment room, the police found 8.67 million methamphetamine pills, 37 kilogrammes of ice or crystal methamphetamine, 2,822 ecstacy tables, 38kg of ketamine flakes and 569 bottle of liquid ketamine.

Police were looking for other suspects for legal action.