Thai customs seizes 62kgs ‘ice’ destined for Malaysia

BANGKOK (BERNAMA) – Thai customs confiscated 62 kilogrammes of ‘ice’ (methamphetamine) in Bangkok worth about THB37 million hidden in a shipping container destined for Malaysia.

A Thai man was arrested following the seizure at a port in Bangkok on Monday.

Customs Department Director-General Patchara Anantasilp said acting on a tip-off, a joint operation carried out and they inspected a container at a port on Monday.

“We decided on an X-ray check of the container and discovered suspicious object in the container. We opened the container and found all the drugs.

“Enforcement officers discovered the drugs packed in tea bags hidden in defective and old engines in the container,” he said at a press conference.

Meanwhile, Deputy National Police Chief Pol Gen Manu Mekmok said a Thai man from southern Thailand, named as the exporter of the shipping container, was arrested for investigation.

“We hope to establish more leads and looking for others who may be involved,” he said.

Meanwhile, a Customs investigation officer disclosed that the suspect is on the Customs’ watchlist.