Police show seized hashish oil allegedly produced at a warehouse in Samut Prakan by a gang that smuggled the drug to Belgium, on the Narcotics Suppression Bureau in Bangkok on Thursday. (Photograph by Tawatchai Kemgumnerd)

Two foreigners and two Thais have been arrested on prices of constructing tonnes of hashish oil in two warehouses in Samut Prakan and smuggling it to Europe.

The arrested foreigners had been recognized as 67-year-old UK nationwide Joseph Toole and 65-year-old Canadian Kulik David. The Thai suspects are Suriyan Suwanchairob, 34, and Supakit Kaeoma, 54.

Deputy nationwide police chief Chalermkiat Sriworakhan informed a information convention on Thursday that police had been knowledgeable of the illicit enterprise in March.The smugglers hid the hashish in compressed coconut peat, or coir, and exported it to Belgium. A cargo was intercepted in Antwerp.

Investigators discovered the gang hid hashish, hashish oil and manufacturing tools at two warehouses,  in tambon Bang Phli Yai and tambon Racha Thewa in Bang Phli district of Samut Prakan province.

Police raided the warehouses on Monday and seized 70.22 kilogrammes of hashish oil in 57 bottles, 6.6kg of hashish paste and chemical compounds. Mr Suriyan was arrested in Sakon Nakhon province, Mr Supakit in Bangkok, and the 2 foreigners in Pattaya.

Pol Gen Chalermkiat mentioned the Canadian was suspected of being one of many financiers of the illicit enterprise and the Briton directed manufacturing. The gang has  allegedly been producing the oil in Bang Phli for over a yr, and to have smuggled 5 tonnes of hashish oil to Belgium.

He additionally mentioned police believed the gang included a Japanese financier.

Mr Suriyan was allegedly accountable for guarding medicine and tools and Mr Supakit ran a delivery agency which allegedly dealt with the smuggling aspect of the operation. 

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