Over 2.2 mln meth pills, 11 kg of crystal meth seized in northern Thailand's Chiang Rai

Source: Xinhua| 2019-06-15 00:52:43|Editor: Wu Qin
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BANGKOK, June 14 (Xinhua) -- Thai police on Friday announced a successful operation to seize more than 2.2 million speed pills and 11 kilograms of crystal meth in northern Chiang Rai Province.

Commander Pol Maj-General Watchara Thipmongkol from Narcotics Suppression Bureau said at a press briefing that the drugs were reportedly supplied by the South Wa hill-tribal group in Myanmar's border area.

The drugs were found in a truck that had sped away from a checkpoint in Chiang Rai. Police chased it and cut it off, said Watchara.

Two men jumped from their Mitsubishi Pickup and fled into the darkness leaving behind 15 sacks, containing methamphetamine pills and Ice.

Local media said the heavy crackdown has also led to the change of approach by drug gangs. Previously they sent more than 10 million meth pills at a time. But now they send the drugs in a smaller amount, hoping to better avoid detection.