Lisu drug smugglers arrested with Bt600 million in drugs


BANGKOK, March 26 – Members of a drug smuggling ring comprised of ethnic Lisu hill people on Tuesday were arrested with drugs worth Bt600 million. 

Twelve men were apprehended while they were enroute to Bangkok.The suspects were found with 120 bars of heroin weighing 42kg, and 38kg of crystal meth, known as ‘ice’.

According to the initial investigation, the drugs were brought from Chiang Mai’s Chiang Dao district by ethnic minority people.

The authorities had traced them and intercepted them for the arrest. Apart from the drugs, police seized pickup trucks and motorcycles.

All 12 suspects were initially charged with possessing illegal drugs for sale without permits.