610kg marijuana seized in Nakhon Phanom

The Mekong Riverine Unit seized a total of 610 bars of dried marijuana, weighing 610 kilogrammes, hidden in a boat on the bank of the Mekong River in Tha Uthen district on Sunday night (Dec 10) but nobody was arrested.

This was announced at a press briefing on Monday morning by Somchai Witdamrong, the Nakhon Phanom governor, and Pol Maj Gen Suwichan Yankittikul, the provincial police chief.

Members of a Mekong Riverine Unit were deployed on the bank of the Mekong River after an informant reported that a large quantity of marijuana would be delivered across the river from Laos to a spot near Ban Chaiburi in Tambon Chaiburi of Tha Uthen district.

The patrol spotted a boat on the river bank near where the Song Khram River runs into the Mekong, but the boat operator fled before the patrol members reached the boat for a search.

A total of 610 bars of dried marijuana, totalling 610kg, were found in the boat.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

   

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