Thai Police Impound Assets Worth THB 230 Million From Drug Trafficking Gang

Thai Police Impound Assets Worth THB 230 Million From Major Drug Trafficking Gang
Thai police inspecting the assets they have seized from the criminals (photo: ThaiPBS)

Thai police arrested members of a prominent narcotic gang and seized assets worth THB 230 Million (about USD 6790670.19) on Tuesday.

Police in Thailand managed to arrest six people from the gang and confiscated assets earned from numerous drug dealings, some of which are believed to have been smuggled from Laos via north-eastern Thailand into Bangkok and its suburbs.

The assets also include 16 houses worth THB 115 million, nine plots of land title deeds worth approximately THB 94 million, seven cars worth roughly THB 8.5 million, and other assets like branded bags and wristwatches.

During the initial phase of the investigation, the drug dealers were charged with conspiring to commit serious narcotics-related crimes and providing assistance to other offenders. Soon after, the police also discovered additional evidence that could be used as a lead to apprehending more accomplices shortly.

The report also suggested that the police had to investigate a total of 40 spots in Bangkok and some other provinces like Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Chon Buri, Amnat Charoen, Khon Kaen, Surat Thani, Phuket, and Trang to track down the criminals. They named the operation “Cut the devil’s wing”.

This operation is a follow-up from the arrest of drug traffickers in late 2021 when law enforcement officials seized 1 million amphetamine pills in Bangkok’s Don Mueang area and learned about the network of the drug trafficking gang.