Thai Police Seize Highly-Price Cannabis Oil, Pot En Route to Europe

Thai police seize cannabis oil, arrest smugglers, Xinhua News Agency reported. 

BANGKOK — Thai police have seized some highly-priced cannabis oil and a large amount of marijuana allegedly en route to Europe, the Chinese news agency reported, citing a police general as saying on Wednesday.

The police general said the three kilograms of cannabis oil and 598 of marijuana bars were allegedly bound to be smuggled out of southern Thailand to Europe.

The police in Udon Thani and Khon Kaen provinces in Thailand arrested four suspected drug traffickers, Narcotics Suppression Bureau commissioner Pol. Lt. Gen. Sommai Kongwisaisuk said.

The suspects were on their way to an undisclosed location to deliver the consignment, which was bound somewhere in Europe, Kongwisaisuk added.

Xinhua reported that the cannabis oil could be sold for as much as 500,000 baht (about 16,000 U.S. dollars) per kilogram in the black market, compared to about 10,000 baht (about 318 U.S. dollars) for a kilogram of plain marijuana.

Cannabis oil is widely known for its medicinal benefits, some cancer patients have used it to beat their tumors.