Pol Lt Gen Surachai Khuantejakup, commissioner of the Provincial Police Bureau 4, told a press conference that the 500 bars of marijuana were found after the pickup overturned and fell onto a roadside ditch at a curve on Ban Phai-Nong Song Hon Road in Ban Nong Tap Tao village in Tambon Pa Por at 4am.
When police arrived at the scene, the pickup driver had already escaped.
Surachai said police had learned that the drug was smuggled via Nakhon Phanom's border via Khon Kaen to a southern province.
Surachai said police learned from a tip-off that a gang would try to smuggle a huge amount of marijuana via Khon Kaen so police set up road checkpoints.
He said the pickup driver tried to avoid the main road and used a secondary road to avoid arrest but the accident occurred.
Published : November 22, 2018
By : The Nation