BANGKOK: A Malaysian was arrested by Thai police for having 64 kg of cannabis near the Malaysia-Thailand border on Saturday.
Hatyai Deputy Police Chief, Lt Col Tanawat Sengsui said police, acting on a tip-off, arrested the 36-year-old fruit truck driver from Penang at a guesthouse in a village in Khuan Lang, Songkhla at 2.30am (local time) on Saturday.
He said police found compressed lumps of marijuana weighing 64 kg hidden in a modified compartment of his Malaysian-registered Honda Accord.
“The man admitted he picked up the drugs in Hatyai and planned to smuggle the drugs into Penang the next day. He confessed that he had been hired to smuggle the marijuana into Malaysia via different border checkpoints before he was nabbed,” he told Bernama today.
He added that the man was apprehended during his fifth marijuana delivery job and the suspect tried to bribe the police to release…