The New Zealand authorities found 452 Kilograms of Crystal Methamphetamine sent in from Thailand.
The case is still under investigation to find the drug sellers here in Thailand. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) confirms that international relations between Thailand and New Zealand remain the same even though the latest drug shipment was discovered. Furthermore, officials from both nations will work together in the investigation with the mission to find members of the international drug gang.
Niyom Termsrisuk from the DEA revealed that the New Zealand Customs discovered 452 kilograms of Crystal Methamphetamine hidden in 60 electrical motors placed in a container sent by sea from the Bangkok Port in Thailand. The drugs traveled from Thailand passing Singapore Port then arriving in New Zealand.
There have been 3 suspects arrested in connection with the case. These 3 suspects were the ones who came to pick the shipment up when it arrived in New Zealand. Officials believe that this is the work of an international drug dealers group.
The drugs came from the Golden Triangle smuggled into Thailand then shipped off to New Zealand. The DEA, Customs, and related government sectors are working with New Zealand Officials to find the leaders of the drug group. Officials believe that the real leaders are foreigners with backup in Thailand. The case is currently in the investigation process and the Thai Police are preparing arrest warrants for the suspects involved based in Thailand.
DEA reports that there will be officials traveling in from New Zealand to Thailand next week to work together in finding criminals involved.
Thailand is often used as a pathway for drugs made in the Golden Triangle to be smuggled into other nations thanks to many transportation options including by land, by sea, and by air. Popular destinations include New Zealand and Taiwan.