Almost 10,000 bottles of cough syrup with street values of at least 1 million Baht were in possession of 3 unlicensed suspects.

The seizure was made by officials and police at a local checkpoint in Chana District, where the truck of the first suspect was intercepted. The authorities found on the truck 63 boxes of the cough syrup bottles, along with 274 pills of tranquilizer, 6 mobile phones, and an inventory book. Two other accomplices drove a car in the front as an advance team and managed to steer away at first but were arrested after a short pursuit.

The three suspects claimed they were innocent, being hired by a lady making a phone call from Pattani to pick up the boxes in Phatthalung, without knowing the content of the boxes.

Police found in the search of their vehicles a name card of a pharmacist who would soon be summoned for questioning.

-News from NNT