Bangkok police arrested a woman the believe to be a dealer of a lethal drug cocktail that killed at least six people the weekend.
Sirikarn Chuekhetkram, 23, was apprehended in the Jittaphawan Community in Bangkok’s Sai Mai area this morning following a tip that she was the source of the killer “K Powdered Milk”, a mixture of ketamine, heroin, crystal methamphetamine and generic Rozerem sleeping pills.
Six deaths linked to the cocktail have been confirmed, although disreputable reports claimed as many as 12 had died from the cocktail. Five of the six died in an area under the jurisdiction of Wat Phraya Krai police station where a cluster of Thai pubs is located.
All had vomited, bled through their noses and mouths, passed out and died, their lips turned blue.
Police said Tuesday they found three small plastic bags of drugs in Sirikarn’s pockets and reportedly led her to three more in her bedroom after confessing.
Police said she claimed to have purchased the drugs for 470 baht a gram from a friend in Pathum Thani’s Lam Luk Ka District and then resold them on Facebook to youths in the Sai Mai area.
Despite the sudden spate of deaths Saturday and Sunday, the suspect said she’d been selling the “powdered milk” for a long time.
Narcotic suppression police said the cocktail started spreading about a month ago when single-doses of crystal meth and ketamine became more expensive.
The commissioner of the Royal Thai Police Office has ordered nationwide subordinates to quickly arrest traffickers and strictly control the sales of sleeping pills that are an ingredient of the new drug cocktail.