Police have arrested four suspects with nearly one million speed pills worth up to 400 million baht at a checkpoint in Chiang Rai's Mae Sai district, Pol Gen Priewpan Damapong, a prime minister's adviser, said in a press conference.
Pol Gen Priewpan said police manning the checkpoint at Ban Tham Pla in tambon Pong Ngam of Mae Sai district stopped a Nissan pick-up truck at about 3am on Sunday for a search. No illegal items were found in the initial search but the police kept the vehicle and two men in custody as they looked suspicious and the driver did not answer incoming calls on his mobile phone.
Police later stopped another pick-up, a Toyota Vigo, which followed shortly afterwards. In a subsequent search, they found 958,000 methamphetamine pills hidden in a false compartment in the rooftop of the vehicle.
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