Northern Thai police seize 4 million speed pills

Northern police display the seized contraband for the press.

Northern police seized more than 4 million methamphetamine tablets over the past week as the drug trade flourishes amid a pandemic.

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Provincial Police Region 5 summarized the works of 59 police stations in eight provinces at an Aug. 13 news conference.

A variety of confiscated weapons are put on display.

Officers made 814 drug arrests, active and cold cases, confiscating 4.1 million speed pills, 84 weapons and 189 rounds of ammunition.

Officers also made 1,673 inspections of motorcycle garages and retail shops contributing to illegal street racing and detained 180 bike racers.

Illegal drugs by the millions were seized during the week-long raids.