Monday, December 11, 2017

Oz Hells Angels bikie arrested for smuggling 'ice' in Pattaya

A member of the Pattaya Hells Angels and his Thai wife have been charged with smuggling a large amount of crystal methamphetamine into the country. Luke Cook, 34, and Kanyarat Wechapitak, 40, were arrested after arriving at Suvarnabhumi airport on Saturday evening on a flight from Australia.

According to police the couple bought 500 kilos of crystal meth from a Chinese supplier in international waters. They encountered a patrol boat, dropped the drugs into the sea and escaped. Officials later found 50.45kg of "ice" washed ashore on Mae Ramphueng beach in Muang district of Rayong.
Authorities searched nine locations in Pattaya and Bangkok. The seized assets worth about 20 million baht ($ 650k), including luxury cars, motorcycles, condominiums and houses.

The arrests come on the heels of 8 foreign Hells Angels being deported from Thailand.
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