Two nabbed with 3m meth pills in Chiang Rai

Two nabbed with 3m meth pills in Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai police display 3 million meth pills seized in Mae Lao district at a press briefing on Sunday. (Photo by Chinnaphat Chaimon)
Chiang Rai police display 3 million meth pills seized in Mae Lao district at a press briefing on Sunday. (Photo by Chinnaphat Chaimon)

CHIANG RAI: A man and a woman were arrested with about 3 million methamphetamine pills in Mae Lao district early on Sunday, police said.

They were arrested shortly after midnight when police stopped and searched a Toyota car they were travelling in at a checkpoint in front of an animal breeding station on Mae Lao-Dong Mada road. The police found numerous black plastic bags containing about 3 million meth pills in the vehicle.

The man was identified as Amnat Chakjung, 27, and the woman as Anyakan Chonnabot, 26, both of Phichit province.

They were taken to Mae Lao police station for questioning and initially charged with possession of drugs with intent to sell.

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