Drug kingpin arrested, over 100 million baht in assets confiscated

 | Fri 13 Aug 2021 15:28 ICT

Fifth region police say that they raided three properties yesterday following tips of a large drug gang, confiscating over 100 million baht worth of land and valuables, including a sports car.

Police say that one suspect escaped arrest while another who was arrested is the president of a Northern football team which is in the second league. It is believed that the purchase of the football team was a money laundering investment, with players’ very expensive salaries being part of the laundering of drug money. The suspects are accused of dealing in heroin, ketamine, yaba and ice. They are also accused of running numerous online gambling sites.

Police say that they are looking for two more suspects.