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07 November 2007 :: 17:11:29 pm 38303

THAI POLICE NAB ISRAELI DRUG SUSPECTS IN KHAO SARN ROAD AFTER US DEA TIP

BANGKOK, Dec 6 -- Two Israeli nationals have been arrested on charges of trafficking more than 10,000 ‘‘Ecstasy‘‘ pills reportedly destined for the United States, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, Thai authorities announced Thursday.
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The Israelis, identified as Alan Macloff and Vladimir Acronik, were arrested by narcotics police in Khao Sarn Road area of Bangkok after they had allegedly brought the drugs from a European country.

The police operated on a tip from the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), which had earlier sought the suspected Israeli drug traffickers.

Meanwhile, a police officer, identified as Pol. Capt. Phibul Thanitkul, attached to Rue So district police in Narathiwat, was detained for questioning after 12 kilogrammes of heroin destined for sale in the southernmost region were found in his pick-up truck.

Also implicated of involvement in the drug trafficking ring were a woman identified as Krongthong Nantaluen, and another police officer identified as Pol. Cpl. Rahul Namahut of Yee Ngor district police in Narathiwat.

Police seized a pick-up truck used in the trafficking of the drug and took possession of a house worth about Bt50 million.

Elsewhere police said a gang of seven drug trafficking suspects was arrested with about 35,000 “speed” pills reportedly smuggled across the border in the northern and northeastern regions.

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : Crime News

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