B300m drug bust in Chiang Rai

Police on Saturday seized one million methamphetamine pills and arrested one suspect in Mae Saruay district of Chiang Rai.

  • Published: 16/03/2013 at 01:10 PM
  • Newspaper section: news

Police manning the security checkpoint at the Chiang Rai-Chiang Mai intersection in Mae Saruay intercepted a pickup truck with Chiang Rai licence plate No PP-1272, after receiving a tip about an attempt to deliver illicit drugs.

They searched the vehicle and found one million ya ba pills with a street value estimated at 300 million baht hidden inside. They arrested the driver, Jia Sae Tha, 43, a Hmong tribesman.

Police said the suspect told them that he had been paid 300,000 baht to deliver the pills to a client in Mae Rim district of Chiang Mai.

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