Two arrested, 300,000 speed pills, ‘ya ice’ hidden in truck

Two arrested, 300,000 speed pills, ‘ya ice’ hidden in truck

Drug suspects Theerapol Donbua and his girlfriend Wilaiwan Srisuwan, 20, with packs of illicit drugs seized from their pickup, at Mae Chan police station in Chiang Rai on Sunday. (Photo by Chinpat Chaimon)
Drug suspects Theerapol Donbua and his girlfriend Wilaiwan Srisuwan, 20, with packs of illicit drugs seized from their pickup, at Mae Chan police station in Chiang Rai on Sunday. (Photo by Chinpat Chaimon)

CHIANG RAI--Two people were arrested and almost 300,000 speed pills and one kilogram of crystal methamphetamine, or ice, were seized from their truck in Mae Chang district on Sunday morning.

A combined team of police and soldiers stopped a six-wheel truck with a Chiang Rai licence plate at Kiew Thapyang checkpoint in Mae Chan district at around 5am on Sunday. The truck was covered with a tarpaulin.

When the officers pulled back the tarpaulin, they found three fertiliser sacks placed at the right side of an electric generator. The sacks contained 290,000 speed pills and one kg of crystal methamphetamine. Two more speed pills were found under the driver’s seat.

Driver Theerapol Donbua, 34, of Chiang Rai, and his girlfriend Wilaiwan Srisuwan, 20, of Chai Nat, were detained. Mr Theerapol confessed he had been hired for 200,000 baht to deliver the drugs to Muang district in this northern province, while Ms Wilaiwan denied any involvement, claiming she was only his companion.

The pair were handed over to Mae Chan police for legal action.


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