Thai police on Jan 19 arrested an alleged Lao drug lord who they have been hunting for five years as well as three compatriots at Suvarnabhumi?? Airport.
Mr Saysana Keophimpha, 41, was being accompanied by a man and two women when he was arrested as they were leaving an arrival terminal following a trip to Phuket in an operation which involved more than 100 anti-drug and tourist officers.
Pol. Lt. Gen Sommai Kongwisaisook, commander of the Narcotics Suppression Bureau of Thailand, described Mr Xaysana as a major drug trader who had never been arrested for a drug offence. But investigators had found links between him and other arrested suspects, according to a Thai English broadsheet of the Bangkok Post.
Source: Lao News Agency