Million meth pills seized, 4 arrests

Million meth pills seized, 4 arrests

Five sacks containing one million meth pills displayed during a media briefing in the North on Wednesday. Four drug suspects are arrested. (Photo: Panumet Tanraksa)
Five sacks containing one million meth pills displayed during a media briefing in the North on Wednesday. Four drug suspects are arrested. (Photo: Panumet Tanraksa)

Four members of a drug smuggling gang were arrested after one million methamphetamine pills were seized from a cargo truck in Chiang Rai province.

A team of drug suppression and local police and soldiers stopped an enclosed 18-wheeler with Samut Prakan licence plates for a search at a checkpoint in Mae Lao district of Chiang Rai around 8am on Wednesday.

They found five fertiliser sacks containing one million methamphetamie pills with 999 and WY stamps. The driver was caught, 3rd Army Corps commander Lt Gen Boonyuen Inkwang said. 

Highway police in Phayao later stopped a pickup truck which had been travelling ahead of the 18-wheeler, at Pratuchai intersection in tambon Tha Wang Thong of Phayao’s Muang district, Lt Gen Boonyuen said. Three men were arrested.

No names were released. 

Officers find five sacks containing methamphtamine pills inside a cargo truck stopped for a search at a checkpoint in Chiang Rai on Wednesday morning. (Photo: Panumet Tanraksa)

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