A haul of drugs and their precursors are shown at a press conference held at the Narcotics Suppression Bureau the other day. Officers revealed the current arrest of 21 individuals supposedly related to 7 drug cases. Tawatchai Kemgumnerd

2 immigrants and 2 Thais have actually been apprehended on charges of making tonnes of marijuana oil and smuggling it to Europe. The arrests followed raids on 2 storage facilities in Samut Prakan.

The immigrants were called as 67-year-old UK nationwide Joseph Toole and 65-year-old Canadian David Kulik. The Thai suspects were Suriyan Suwanchairob, 34, and Supakit Kaeoma, 54.

Deputy nationwide cops chief Chalermkiat Sriworakhan stated the other day that cops were tipped off about the operation in March, triggering a prolonged examination. The smugglers supposedly concealed the marijuana in compressed coconut peat, or coir, and exported it to Belgium. The tip-off followed a delivery was obstructed in Antwerp.

Private investigators later on found the gang concealed marijuana, marijuana oil and production devices in 2 storage facilities in tambon Bang Phli Yai and tambon Racha Thewa in Bang Phli district of Samut Prakan.

Authorities robbed the storage facilities on Monday and took 70.22 kilogrammes of marijuana oil in 57 bottles, 6.6 kg of marijuana paste and some chemicals. Mr Suriyan was apprehended in Sakon Nakhon province, Mr Supakit in Bangkok, and the 2 immigrants in Pattaya.

Pol Gen Chalermkiat stated the Canadian was believed of being among the investors of the operation while the Briton directed production.

The gang had actually supposedly been producing the oil in Bang Phli for over a year, and to have actually smuggled 5 tonnes of marijuana oil to Belgium. He likewise stated cops thought the gang consisted of a Japanese investor.

Mr Suriyan was supposedly accountable for protecting the drugs and devices and Mr Supakit ran a shipping company which apparently dealt with the smuggling.

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