According to Thai media reports on the 20th, a Canadian was arrested in Thailand for drug trafficking. Police are trying to collect evidence to arrest members of other groups.
According to Thai media reports, on the 20th, Niyom Termsrisuk, head of the Thai Drug Control Bureau, said at a news conference that two transnational heroin smugglers had been arrested in a recent arrest by the Thai-Australian Joint Anti-Drug Team Storm Task Force. One 38-year-old suspect is Stephens Blair from Canada, and the other is Pahon Sivasirikaron, a 27-year-old Thai.
Niyom Termsrisuk Niyom Termsrisuk, head of the Thai Drug Control Agency, said the two men were arrested at Suvarnabhumi Airport on January 17. Thai police found eight shock absorbers in the seized package, including 3740 grams of heroin.
Subsequently, police searched two apartments in Fayatai and Rama 9 districts of Bangkok and a house in Prawet district, seizing 7.5 million baht worth of assets, including a small amount of marijuana and ecstasy, a Mercedes-Benz car, a Toyota car, a Kawasaki motorcycle, two high-end wristwatches and 2.5 million baht cash.
According to Niyom, these drugs were smuggled from the Golden Triangle to Thailand before being shipped to Australia and Canada. The amount of drugs seized by the police is only a small part of the gangs drug smuggling.
Niyom said police had identified all suspected members of the drug gang, all Australians, who were still hiding in neighbouring countries in the Golden Triangle. Niyom said police were working hard to gather evidence to arrest the remaining gang members.
Source: Global Times Responsible Editor: Han Jiapeng_NN9841