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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

200,000 Yaba Tabs Seized in Nong Khai

Wow, look at that yaba!

10,000 baht to risk life in prison? That’s desperation, or stupidity.

When: November 28th, 2020

Where: Phon Phisai district, Nong Khai province

Perpetrators: Mr. Kham Mee Phamjit, 36, Lao national

Victims: Yaba heads

What: Thai police were tipped off on a drug delivery that led to the seizure of 200,000 yaba tabs and the arrest of a Lao national. The drug mule, Mr. Phamjit, was paid 10,000 baht by a Lao syndicate to smuggle the yaba from Laos to Thailand. The police busted him on a sugar-cane farm where they found the meth in a fertilizer bag, a favorite stash spot with smugglers.

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My take: The Lao wages for a drug mule are really low considering the risk involved in smuggling scheduled substances. A potential 10,000 baht payday has now ended in a long jail sentence of the Lao national.

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