BANGKOK, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- Thai police have seized a total of 7.4 million speed pills and 20 kilograms of crystalline methamphetamine (ice) in the northern province of Lambang in the last two days.
On Friday night, police found 3.4 million speed pills and 20 kilograms of ice in a pickup truck which sped past a local checkpoint, prompting police to chase it and shoot its tyres.
One of the three men in the truck was arrested while the other two fled into a forest on foot.
Chairot Iang-payung, chef of a local police station in Lambang's Thoen district, said the drugs found in the case were the province's largest haul in 20 years, Bangkok Post reported.
A police investigation found that these drugs had been smuggled from Chiang Rai province and were destined to capital Bangkok.
On Saturday, police found another 4 million speed pills some 3 km away from the first spot.
These drugs, in more than 20 fertilizer sacks, were left along the road when police found them.
Officials believed the drugs seized on Saturday were of the same lot as those seized on the previous day and they speculated those suspects might have dumped them before fleeing.