Highway police in Chumphon province seized 608kg of marijuana, or ganja, after giving chase to a truck which fled through a checkpoint in Lang Suan district after being signalled to stop for a search.
Pol Sr Sgt Maj Narin Monthinraj and Pol Sr Sgt Maj Boonsong Phosawan said in their report the truck, covered with thick canvas, sped through the checkpoint between kilometre markers 72-73 on the Asian Highway in tambon Ban Khuan of Lang Suan district about 4.35am.
They gave chase to the truck and found it abandoned in a village. The people in the vehicle had fled.
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