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Nearly 100 million baht of methamphetamine seized in Nong Khai

Anukul

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General Suchart Theerasawat, Deputy Director of the Nong Khai Police station (northeastern Thailand), has put the results of a massive drug haul on display for the media. Police had confiscated 28 sacks containing illicit drugs – 5,600,000 methamphetamine tablets (yaba) and 2 sacks of crystal methamphetamine (ice) weighing 33 kilograms. The drugs had an estimated street value of 93,900,000 baht. A black Hyundai van, registration number 9688 from Bangkok, was also confiscated.

Nong Khai borders Laos.

Nearly 100 million baht of methamphetamine seized in Nong Khai | News by Thaiger

The police officers say they were acting on a tip off about a big shipment of drugs being smuggled across the Mekong River on the Laos border. Officers were hiding when the Hyundai van pulled into a park at about 8 pm. The van driver tried to evade the police but crashed into a police car and ended up breaking down on the side Nong Khai-Phon Phisai road.

The driver tried to flee the scene and run into the adjacent forest but was later apprehended. When the police inspected the van, they found the massive haul of drugs.

Nearly 100 million baht of methamphetamine seized in Nong Khai | News by Thaiger

Nearly 100 million baht of methamphetamine seized in Nong Khai | News by Thaiger

SOURCE: Ch 7 News

 

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