Two men were killed and four others arrested on Sunday in a gunfight with police, who seized two million speed pills and 50kg of crystal methamphetamine, or ice, worth a combined 650 million baht in Chiang Rai.
The shootout took place about 4pm on the Chiang Rai-Thoeng Road in Chiang Rai's Thoeng district.
Narcotics suppression police acting on a tip off stopped a septic tank truck they suspected of carrying drugs from the Thai-Myanmar border for a search. Men in a pickup truck escorting the septic tank truck opened fire at the police.
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