2 million meth pills seized in Chiang Rai

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Chiang Rai police and soldiers seized almost 2 million methamphetamine tablets being smuggled over the border from Myanmar.

Chiang Rai police and soldiers seized almost 2 million methamphetamine tablets being smuggled over the border from Myanmar.




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Maj. Gen. Narit Thavornwong, commander of the Pha Muang Task Force, and Mae Sai police announced the arrests Oct. 15.




Soldiers found the caravan of 15 people carrying 13 bags containing 1.95 million pills while patrolling Ban Pha Mee in Wiang Phang Kham Subdistrict of Mae Sai District. All the suspects escaped in the dark.

Despite not managing a single arrest, the army commander commended his task force for at least seizing the drugs.

Soldiers inspect the cache to determine it was, in fact, illegal drugs.

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The suspects escaped, but law enforcement was able to confiscate the illicit drugs and take them off the streets.



Evidence is seized, bagged and prepared for transport as evidence.