Fleeing tenants left behind large stash of speed pills

CHON BURI - Tenants who skipped out owing their landlord two months rent were in such a hurry they left behind almost 400,000 methamphetamine pills worth about 32 million baht, police said.

Pol Maj Gen Surapol Wiratyosin, deputy chief of Provincial Police 2 Bureau, said they were tracking down a woman identified as Kesorn Kangram and her husband, who was unidentified, for questioning about the 399,800 methamphetamine pills found in rubbish bags at the rented house.

The drugs were discovered on Sunday by the property's owner, Sutheemas Singphakdee, who stopped by to check on the house before a new tenant moved in, Thai media reported.

Ms Sutheemas found what appeared to be four bags of rubbish at the house at Amata Place housing estate in tambon Hua Ro in Muang district. She was about to take out the trash, but out of curiosity looked inside the bags, and quickly called police when she realised what they contained.

Police said the property was rented to Ms Kesorn, who was apparently from Buri Ram. She had reportedly stayed there there with her husband and a child.

Ms Sutheemas told police Ms Kesorn signed a two-year rental agreement at 6,500 baht per month in April 2015, but had not paid the rent for the last two months. The family left about a week ago

Pol Maj Gen Surapol said the property was possibly used as as a transit point for distribution of drugs in Chon Buri and neighbouring provinces. Fingerprints had been lifted from the bags for examination.

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