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Thai drug cops arrested for trafficking

Thai drug cops arrested for trafficking

Four Thai policemen have been arrested after they seized narcotics worth $1 million in raids on drug gangs and kept them to sell themselves, senior police said.

Thursday 22 March 2012, 02:09PM


he four were arrested late Tuesday on the outskirts of Bangkok with 305,200 methamphetamine tablets and five kilograms (11 pounds) of "ice" worth 30 million baht ($1 million) in total.

"Four policemen and one civilian were charged with trafficking of illicit drugs," Bangkok Metropolitan Police commander Lieutenant General Winai Thongsong told a news conference Wednesday.

Winai said the four police, who denied the charges, had been sacked and handed over to anti-narcotics police for prosecution.

Thailand, along with other countries in the region, has seen a marked increase in seizures of methamphetamine as the world opiate trade declines.

Although drug trafficking can result in the death penalty in Thailand, executions are now rare.

AFP

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