Drug suspects arrested with two million methamphetamine pills after police chase from Chumphon to Surat Thani

Surat Thani –

Three drug suspects have been arrested with two million methamphetamine pills after police chased after a SUV from Chumphon to Surat Thani.

The Highway Police reported yesterday morning (August 31st) they chased after a SUV on Phet Kasem Road in Lang Suan district, Chumphon. The SUV had been stopped at the Than Chana district in Surat Thani after a total of 52 kilometers. Three people were found inside the SUV with two million methamphetamine pills.

The driver, Mr. Naris ‘Petch’ Petchkam, 21, admitted to police that he received 40,000 baht per time that he transported drugs and claimed to have done so two times prior successfully. This time he was going to deliver drugs to a woman in Nakhon Si Thammarat.

All three are facing charges of illegal possesion of Category 1 Drug.

Police are investigating the connections of the driver to the larger network, although specific details were not released as of press time.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.