Police intercept huge meth shipment and a tonne of marijuana
The Narcotics Suppression Bureau have reported a number of cases in the Chiang Mai province, northern Thailand. Both dugs cases involve a truck and an attempt to hide the illicit drugs in large sacks which were packed with dog food.
In the first case, 38 year old Jiradech Isipriya from Chiang Mai as well as 3 other members of a Kamphaeng Phet gang, were trying to transport 5.3 million methamphetamine pills to deliver to a customer. Officials received a tip off that the gang were about to ship a large delivery to a central Thailand province.
Police claim the gang had been ordered by a “big boss” to transport the shipment of drugs from Chiang Mai south into central Thailand provinces Central Thailand. Police report that on March 3 at 6.20pm officials stopped a suspicious truck at Payuha Checkpoint in Nakhon Sawan Province. They searched the truck and found large bags of dog food, mixed in with bags of methamphetamine tablets. The suspects admitted to police that they have done the same delivery at least 3 times before.
In the next case, police stopped another “suspicious” truck (there seem to be a LOT of suspicious trucks floating around northern Thailand) that police had to chase after the vehicle drove straight through the checkpoint.
When police saw the truck they signalled the pick-up to stop. But instead, the driver attempted to drive through, crashing into 2 police vehicles on the way. Officials kept following the vehicle until it was intercepted before driving off the road. 2 men were arrested, both from Chumpon Province. Inside the truck were 1,000 kilograms (1 tonne) of marijuana.
SOURCE: Thai Residents
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