Large drug haul in Chiang Mai

Large drug haul in Chiang Mai

A combined police and military force has seized 310,000 methamphetamine pills in a search of a vegetable farm in Chiang Mai's Mae Chaem district.

Col Kachachart Boondee, commander of the 36th Ranger Regiment, said the raid followed the seizure of 20kg of crystal methamphetamine and 384,000 meth pills in Mae La Noi district of Mae Hong Son province on Sunday.

Acting on information obtained from this raid, police and rangers surrounded a cabbage farm in Mae Chaem district and scoured the area.  They uncovered three fertiliser bags containing 310,000 methamphetamine pills buried near a hut.

A woman, identified as Lad Sae Song, 40, a Hmong villager, who was found hiding in bushes near the hut was taken for questioning.

The seized methamphetamine pills were presented at the police station in Chiang Mai's Mae Cheam district.

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