In an unprecedented turn of events, Pol Maj-General Montree Theskhan, Commander of the Crime Suppression Division (CSD), announced to the media during a press briefing at the CSD headquarters, the successful apprehension of three individuals associated with a drug syndicate.
These individuals, discovered during a province-wide investigation, had intended to distribute drugs cleverly hidden within numerous small plastic bags. Upon closer inspection, authorities found these bags tucked away deep inside specially-crafted wooden crates.
Tracing back to this bold arrest which took place inside a warehouse, Nakhon Pathom province emerged as their area of operations. It was within these confines that the illicit substances were discovered, neatly sealed within covert compartments ingeniously designed and built into wooden pieces. They were then put together to resemble crates known for storing jade masterpieces and exquisite stone sculptures of the Buddha and other respected imagery.
Pol Maj-General Montree recalled that it was the vital information from an undisclosed informant which brought the police attention to this crafty drug operation. The tip-off gave insight about the drug syndicate’s imminent plan to smuggle heroin into Australia. They aimed to deceive the vigilant eyes of the authorities by disguising these drug-filled cargo as an innocent shipment of sculptures.
Following this crucial tip-off, the CSD officers quickly sprung into action and managed to secure search warrants for five potential locations, intensifying their operations. The operation lighted upon the drugs during a search at a warehouse in the Salaya district of Nakhon Pathom.
The prime suspects in custody were later identified as 27-year-old Benz, 42-year-old Od, and 47-year-old Ja-ua. Investigations are currently underway to unravel more about their illicit operation.
In a surprising revelation, Pol Maj-General Montree emphasized the gravity of this seizure, stating that the confiscated drug could have commanded a whopping 100 million baht in the Australian black market. This successful bust indicates the relentless efforts of the Thai police in combating drug trafficking and their continued vigilance in maintaining law and order.