Thai police seize 600 kg of marijuana, 10 kg of ice meth in recent drug busts

Source: Xinhua| 2019-06-17 20:28:11|Editor: xuxin
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BANGKOK, June 17 (Xinhua) -- Six hundred kilograms of marijuana and 10 kilograms of ice meth pills have been seized in recent drug busts, Thai police announced on Monday.

The Narcotics Suppression Bureau held a press conference over the two operations.

In the first case, police received a tip-off that a large shipment of marijuana would be smuggled to northeastern Thailand's Udon Thani and would be further transferred to the south.

Police at a road checkpoint in upper Thailand's Nakhon Rathcasima Province spotted a car and a six-wheeled truck. The drugs were found in a hidden chamber covered by cases of water when the truck was x-rayed.

Two suspects were arrested. The haul was worth more than 13 million baht (about 406,000 U.S. dollars), according to police.

In the second case, a suspect was busted when making a drug deal in a shopping mall in central Thailand's Nakhon Nayok.

Police got a tip-off that the drug gang kept delivering the ice meths from Bangkok to the neighboring province. Ten kilograms of ice meth pills were found in further investigation.

Police said drug dealers are delivering drugs more frequently in rainy season to quickly release their stocks.