Meth mules nabbed on Mekong riverbank

Meth mules nabbed on Mekong riverbank

KHON KAEN: Two men were arrested with almost one million methamphetamine pills along the banks of the Mekong River in Nong Khai's Muang district on Saturday morning, the police said yesterday.

Pol Lt Gen Banyong Vej-osoth, the Provincial Police Region 2 commissioner, said the suspects were arrested after police received a tipoff that a large quantity of drugs would be smuggled across the river from Laos on Friday night.

The men were identified as Pongpol Jitthai, 22, and Supawat Duangkhan, 25, both from Chaturaphak Phiman district in Roi Et. The sacks contained 998,000 pills, which were seized for examination.

The pair said they were promised 30,000 baht each to deliver the drugs.

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