Highway police seized 214 bars of compressed marijuana and arrested a suspect at a checkpoint in Khon Kaen's Phon district on Sunday morning.
The arrest occurred at about 10am when a Bangkok-registered Honda Jazz refused to stop for a search at the checkpoint between kilometre markers 252 and 253 on Mitrapap highway in tambon Sok Phra of Phon district and sped away.
Police gave chase and overtook the vehicle about 10km from the checkpoint. But the driver managed to flee and escape arrest, leaving behind his companion, identified as Sonthaya Sithonha, 28, a native of Sakon Nakhon province.
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