This time the ice floated up to Koh Mak — joins 3 other discoveries on Koh Mak, Koh Chang and Laem Klat.
On March 22nd, 2021, at 6PM, police from the Koh Kut police station, along with a village headman from Koh Mak, and drug suppression officers received a notification of suspicious objects found on a beach in front of the Pano Resort on Koh Mak.
Investigators arrived and found plastic bags and a scale. The bags had floated along the water and got stranded in some rocks. The bags contained 20 kilograms of methamphetamine, or “ice”. The narcotics were brought to the Koh Kut police station.
This meth find joins 3 others from the past month in Trat province:
- Koh Mak, 17 kilograms, March 7th
- Laem Klat subdistrict, 3 kilograms, March 14th
- Koh Chang, 19 kilograms, March 17th
- Koh Mak, 20 kilograms, March 22nd
For a total of 59 kilograms of meth found on Trat beaches and islands.
The bags found on March 22nd are marked with Chinese characters. A previous find had bags of green tea packed with meth. Their origin hasn’t been confirmed.
Video of previous meth find:
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My take: This seems like a very inefficient way to send meth over — I could be wrong, of course, but one is trusting the fate of the waters and winds to place the packages in the right spots.
With that said, I wonder if there was an accident that sent the meth off into the waters. The problem with that is that the same time last year, there were shipments that oddly resemble this year’s meth finds.
True Crime Thailand will look at this case closer, especially the connections to Shan State and the “888 symbol.”
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