BANGKOK, May 28 (Xinhua) -- Thai police said on Tuesday that two men have been arrested for smuggling 4.46 million methamphetamine pills in western Thailand.
Narcotics Suppression Bureau said at a press conference that the bureau had coordinated with police to chase after a suspected pick-up truck allegedly smuggling a huge amount of drug from the north to central provinces following tip-offs.
The truck dropped the drugs into a roadside ditch in central Thailand's Nakhon Sawan Province on Sunday, but the suspects fled.
More than 4,460,000 speed pills were found. The haul was worth 800 million baht (about 25 million U.S. dollars).
The two suspects were later arrested in their own house in western Thailand's Kanchanaburi Province.
Police said further investigation showed the drugs were produced in northern Thailand's border area and were to be sold to dealers in central areas including Bangkok.