Large stash of meth found in garbage

Large stash of meth found in garbage

Police examine the black bag found by a garbage truck crew in Muang district of Kalasin on Tuesday morning. It contained 78,000 meth pills and 2kg of crystal meth. (Photo: Yongyuth Phuphuangpet)
Police examine the black bag found by a garbage truck crew in Muang district of Kalasin on Tuesday morning. It contained 78,000 meth pills and 2kg of crystal meth. (Photo: Yongyuth Phuphuangpet)

KALASIN: A black bag containing 78,000 methamphetamine pills and two kilogrammes of crystal methamphetamine, or ice, was found by the crew of a garbage truck on its morning round in Muang district on Tuesday.

Suriyan Wuthimat, who works for tambon Lub municipality, told police he noticed the bag among the trash collected from bins on the roadside along an irrigation canal between Tao Hai and Phai Thong villages.

As the trash was being compacted into the back of the truck the black bag broke open, revealing a number  of packages. There were 14 altogether.

Mr Suriyan and his co-workers immediately informed the police.

The packages were seized and examined by police and found to contain 78,000 meth pills and 2kg of ice.

It was believed the bag had been dropped off among the garbage by drug couriers for later collection by customers.

Police have opened an investigation into the source of the drugs. 



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