17 Aug '14, 1pm

Drug smugglers use durian to foil police attempt to seize drugs

Drug smugglers use durian to foil police attempt to seize drugs

Police seized 298,000 methamphitamine tablets in a pick-up truck and arrested two Malay Muslims in Nakhon Si Thammarat today. Police said that the duo, identified as Rosuelee Ta-ae, an assistant village headman, and Abdulloh Kuera-oh tried to use the strong scent of durain to distract police attention from the scent of the drug but failed. Acting on a tipoff that a large consignment of methamphetamine was to be smuggled from Bangkok to the Deep South in a vehicle, police in Nakhon Si Thammarat set up roadblocks on the southern highway to look for suspected cars. The police stopped the pick-up truck driven by Rosuelee in Tambon Sam Tambon, Chulabhorn district for a search. They found one of them eating durian and acted suspiciously and speakers on the backseat. So the policemen asked for a thorough search of the truck and found hidden in the speakers and four door panels 29...

Full article: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/drug-smugglers-use-duria...

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