What gets through exponentially outweighs what’s caught.
When: November 25th, 2020
Perpetrators: Mr. Boontham Wanthong, age 35:
Victims: Addicts that can’t get their fix
What: Police spotted a suspicious car driving near the Mekong River in the middle of the night. They followed the car and found a boat crossing the river into Laos, transporting unknown packages onto the boat from the vehicles. The suspects escaped, except for Mr. Boontham, who was caught with 3 million Yaba tabs. They took him downtown for questioning.
Another set of officers found one of the pick up trucks that escaped from the scene. Here they nabbed another smuggler and another 5 million Yaba tabs and 265 kilos of ice. It’s believed that the smugglers were working with an international smuggling ring.
My take: The amount of Yaba and ice flowing through Thailand boggles the mind. 10 million tabs snatched up here, another 8 million there. The numbers really start to add up. Only a small fraction of what was being smuggled in this incident was picked up by the cops. That begs the question. How much actually got through?
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