International drug syndicate busted and a Malaysian man arrested in Thailand

Thai police scored a major success in smashing an international drug syndicate with the arrest of a Malaysian man, whom they believed played a key role in smuggling hundreds of kilogrammes of “Ice”, a type of methamphetamine, into Malaysia, said New Straits Times Online on Friday.

Dubbed as “Mr T”, Thai police said the Malaysian man was also responsible for a failed attempt by his two accomplices to smuggle 282 kgs of “Ice” worth millions of ringgit into Malaysia via Sadao district in March last year.

Mr T was nabbed at Hat Yai airport on Thursday upon his arrival from Chiang Rai, where he was believed to have placed an order for drug consignment.

Thailand’s Narcotics Suppression Bureau deputy commander Pol Maj-Gen Supakit Srijantaranon told a press conference on Thursday that two Malaysian men arrested last year implicated “Mr T” of owning the 2282 kgs of “Ice” and accused him of smuggling five drug consignments of about 100 kgs each into Malaysia.

Thai police also arrested a Thai woman and a Taiwanese man in Chiang Rai on Thursday as well as a Thai woman in Chiang Mai, all believed to be members of the same international drug syndicate.

Following the arrest of four people on Thursday, Thai police confiscated about 30 million baht in cash (about RN3.8 million) in several currencies and 20 million baht in other assets.