Icy with a chance of meatballs: Wife busted for delicious yaba smuggling ploy

The best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and while she’s at it, best to use methamphetamine-filled meat.

A woman from Kalasin province was caught yesterday sneaking fried meatballs stuffed with yaba into the prison where her husband is locked up.

Samalee Tanchan, 43, attempted to bring 93 meatballs to her husband Winai Chamchoi, who incidentally is spending time in Kalasin Prison for a drug-related crimes.

To make it seem super real and innocent and not at all filled with drugs, she even brought some spicy sauce for the meatballs and some other food, authorities said.

However, prison staff gave the meatballs a good squeeze, and found each one stuffed with 10 yaba pills, neatly wrapped in plastic.

Typically the price for yaba is 10 times higher in prison. The authorities suspect her husband has been leveraging this market reality to his benefit while inside the prison, Daily News reported.


Here’s a run-down of all our recent coverage of creative-yet-fail yaba smugglers:

Shameed and the Amazing Speedcoat loaded with drugs

Drug the kittehz: Meth-Filled cat food busted at Chiang Mai Airport

Illegal drugs now imported from China in convenient shoe form

Spicy ‘yaba’ soup delivery deemed unfit for the soul, 3 arrested

Two women arrested at Don Muang for smuggling yaba in genitalia

Bangkok cops nab yaba shipment hidden in sanitary pads

New flavored meth pills aimed at children

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