A Thai National Aboard on a Land-Rover Caught
suspicious-looking Land-Rover marking a Thailand car registration No-3113 with
two Thai nationals aboard was found parking near the Friendship Bridge in
Tachileik on the 1st of April by a security team.
Upon enquiry, the two Thais refused to be investigated and struggled to escape
in a hassle and bustle commotion. One luckily escaped and the other was caught
wounded in the right calf with gun shot, along with the vehicle.
Upon further search in the caught vehicle, 89 packets of heroin powder bearing a
Two-Lion Globe brand, weighing 350g per packet, totaling 31.15 kg and 16 heroin
blocks with 999-brand, weighing 400g per block, totaling 6.41 kg and grand
totaling 37.56 kg were found hidden in the card-board containers made in
Thailand, in the rear part of the vehicle.
Upon further investigation and the
evidence of other documents it was found that the Thai being caught was called
Dang (27), living at No. (43), Ward No.3, Chiang Mai, Thailand. The other Thai
who absconded was a Thai national called Okkara Mongo Kol (38) holding a Thai
National identity card No.3519900124405, living at No. 13/ 1, Ward No.6, Linping
Tract, Mu-An Town, Langmon District, Thailand.
Action has been taken for the Thai suspect and the drug seized, in the police
station concerned in accordance with the Drug and Psychotropic Substances Law.
And also a process has been initiated in cooperation in order to seek and seize
the other participants involved from Myanmar/Thailand, it has been learnt.