Police crack down on drugs. Shootout with drug cartels Until causing the death of 2 people, 1 police officer and 1 criminal who was extradited and found seized items. Ice weighs more than 1,000 kilos.
The last night's clash During the drug suppression police with criminals who were smuggling drugs in the area of Wiang Khai District, Chiang Rai Province, after the police discovered that There was a drug trafficking ring smuggling a large amount of drugs out of the area so they were stopped and arrested, but the culprits tried to escape by driving away. and crashed into an electrical pole and a store. Around the mouth of the road, opposite the Wiang Chai District Office and Wiang Chai Police Station, about 30 meters, but the culprit was the only one who came and refused to get out of the car. Used a handgun to shoot at police who were trying to surround him. This caused a shootout that lasted for about 1 minute. After the sound of gunfire, the assailant was discovered, whose name was known as Mr. Chanoi, 51 years old, from Chai Prakan District, Chiang Mai Province, who had been shot dead by officers inside the car. In his hand was a 9 mm pistol.
One officer died at the scene, namely Police Sergeant Weerawat Khamdee of the Chiang Rai Narcotics Suppression Unit. And another officer was injured, Pol. Lt. Col. Wipoo Phanpim, from the same unit, while Pol. Lt. Col. Weerasak The assailant shot him in the stomach area. But the bullet didn't hit the target, it just went through his shirt.
Officers inspect the straw bags. Inside the culprit's car, there were 50 bags, mostly containing ice packages, estimated to have a total weight of approximately 1,000 kilograms, so they were seized in order to expand the results.
Initially it is expected that This drug trafficking gang is a father and son ethnic gang that is hired to transport drugs, headed by "Nai Cha Tee", the son of "Nai Chan Noi", and has a habit of transporting drugs from the Thai-Myanmar border. Before being taken to stay in the area of Mae Ai District, Chiang Mai Province and Mae Yao Subdistrict, Mueang Chiang Rai District and using cars with fake license plates But it's the same number spread out. To be a symbol of the gang In the past, he had transported drugs into the country many times.
However, in the past few months, your gang will strike. Drug smuggling has been stopped by officials several times. Causing Mr. Ja Tee to flee to the side of a neighboring country. in motion Mueang Sat Province - Tachileik Province Myanmar And let Mr. Ja Noi be the one to carry the drugs this time.
As for the body of Police Sergeant Wirawat Khamdee, relatives took it to perform a merit-making ceremony at Wat Mengrai Maharat. From today until September 25 and there will be a royal cremation ceremony on September 26. – Thai News Agency
Source: Thai News Agency