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Local politician exposed as head of drug gang


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Local politician exposed as head of drug gang

Police in Tak, a province on the border with Myanmar, have broken up a drug gang set up by a local politician.

The head of a Tambon administration organization is now on the run, meanwhile, an arrest warrant has been issued against him.

The head of the canton is believed to be heavily involved in drug cases dating back a long way. In 2019, officials seized 1.5 tons of crystal methamphetamine at a checkpoint in Ban Huai Ra-u.

Last December, the police arrested a suspect and seized 100 million baht in assets. Another man was arrested earlier this month with 100 pounds of methamphetamine and ketamine. According to the police, all cases related to the local politician.

In another raid on Phitsanulok, officials arrested a 20-year-old man who had sold illegal drugs through a Facebook page. According to investigators, at least 20 million baht had been transferred to the man’s bank account and the man had no explanation as to the origin of the money. In a third raid, the police seized 2 million baht in assets from a drug suspect in Sukhothai.

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