Hot pursuit nets a million meth pills in Chiang Rai

Breaking News March 03, 2019 15:30

By Natthawat Laping
The Nation

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Soldiers of the Pha Muang taskforce found one million methamphetamine pills in a pickup truck abandoned in Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai district following a chase on Saturday night.

The troops patrolling the Myanmar border noticed the truck in the village of Sri Pa Daeng (Moo 9) at 11.30pm and became suspicious.

As they approached, the driver sped away, triggering a chase and a call to local administrative officials and police to set up blockades. 

The truck was soon found abandoned at the roadside in Sanna (Moo 2) in the same tambon, though the driver had vanished. 

Inside the pickup were five sacks together containing a million meth pills.

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