A police probe found that the team had previously moved drugs seven times before they were caught in Mae Lao district, a police source at the Provincial Police Region 5 Office said yesterday. They spotted the Chevrolet car, suspected of carrying the drugs, passing through tambon Mae Ngon of Fang on Friday night and tailed it. As the car headed towards Chiang Rai’s Mae Suay district, police set up a checkpoint at tambon Dong Mada in Mae Lao and intercepted it at 10.30am on Saturday. The three women allegedly told police they were offered Bt208,000 to transport the drugs by a man in his late 30s, identified only as “Vee”, from Mae Lao district in the province. Police said the women weren’t fully cooperative and suspected that the three were trying to protect the mastermind.
Source: The Nation Bangkok February 17, 2019 08:26 UTC