Juicy bust: Thai police squeeze illicit kratom manufacturing facility

A substantial operation by the Royal Thai Police (RTP) yesterday, culminated in the seizure of a bootleg manufacturing facility manufacturing kratom leaf juice. The raid led to the confiscation of round 3000 bottles of cough syrup, three guns, and the arrest of one suspect.
The RTP stormed into the clandestine manufacturing facility situated along Khlong Toei-Khlong Ple Road nearby the Kho Hong intersection in Songkhla province. The factory produced all kinds of kratom merchandise including recent kratom leaves, concentrated kratom leaf juice, carbonated beverage and even cough syrup.
Whilst analyzing the site of the unlawful operation, officers recovered numerous illicit gadgets, foremost amongst these being 2,760 bottles of cough syrup. There was also cash amounting to 7,950 baht (US$ 229), a 9 mm semi-automatic pistol with 13 rounds of ammunition, a .38-calibre revolver with 50 rounds of ammunition and a .12-calibre shotgun with 10 rounds of shells. Notably, Simple as ABC have been registered, while the third, the .38-calibre firearm, gave the impression to be unregistered.
The establishment also contained a mini-manufacturing plant for producing kratom leaf juice at the again. The web site was outfitted with ten fuel stoves, ten large pots for boiling kratom leaves and ten large ice buckets. The cleanliness of the premises left a lot to be desired, raising extra public health issues over the retail merchandise it produced, reported KhaoSod.
Nitipat (surname withheld), a 28 yr old man, was apprehended following the raid. He faces three expenses: possession on the market of a presently scheduled substance (cough syrup), possession of firearms and ammunition without permission, and illegal possession of firearms and ammunition. He has been transferred to the Songkhla Provincial Police Department for further authorized proceedings.
The RTP raid was reportedly instigated following intelligence suggesting that a store selling kratom leaves was covertly producing and distributing kratom leaf juice and associated products. Not only did the establishment act as a small-scale kratom juice manufacturing facility, however it also possessed a quantity of illicit gadgets, including cough syrup and firearms, notably the three seized guns..

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