Drug raid leads to the arrest of 40 individuals at high-end Bangkok birthday party

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A high-end birthday party yesterday turned into a drug raid and saw the arrest of 40 young, affluent individuals at a hotel in the Ram Inthra district. Notably among them, 30 were detained and escorted to Chokchai Police Station for questioning. The suspects possessed four packages of crystal methamphetamine and a further 26 had tested positive for drug use.

According to Superintendent Senior Officer Teerasak of Chokchai Police Station, along with other officers, the location was scouted following a tip-off about a luxury youngster gathering, participating in drug and alcohol consumption. Upon arrival, officers discovered a thriving party with plenty of male and female attendees. The surprise presence of the officials led to the disposal of four distinct drug packages on the floor.

Officers separated the group, consisting of 22 males and 18 females. Additionally, the recovered 0.5 grams of methamphetamine, which was hidden on one individual, Jariya, who admitted ownership. Likewise, four others also accepted responsibility for the left-behind packages on the party floor. One, Kannakrit, claimed 1.3 grams, Rachot confessed to 0.5 grams, and Thinnakorn declared 1.6 grams of methamphetamine as his in the drug raid.

In addition to these, a urine test showed positive results for illicit substance usage in 26 individuals. All 30 individuals were escorted to Chokchai Police Station for further investigation. Each person faced charges for possession of class 1 drugs, methamphetamine, and class 2 drugs, ketamine. As for the remaining 26 attendees, they were directed towards drug rehabilitation support reported KhaoSod.

A week ago, the Thai military made a significant move by confiscating 1.2 million methamphetamine pills infused with cannabis. This illicit drug seizure is valued at a staggering 100 million baht and is believed to have been intended for the recreational drug market, according to sources. Read more HERE.

In other news, a couple from Phuket has been apprehended by the police for the transportation of 40,000 methamphetamine pills within the region. Law enforcement’s efforts led to the discovery of four separate packages, each containing a substantial quantity of 40,000 Yaba pills. Additionally, two more packages were found, collectively carrying an amassed total of 2 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine. Read more HERE.

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