Police kill drug smuggler in Sukhothai clash

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SUKHOTHAI, Nov 12 — Police clashed with drug traffickers in Sukhothai’s Si Samrong district today, with one smuggler dead and two arrested in possession of two million pills of methamphetamine.

Investigators from Provincial Police Region 5 joined Provincial Police Region 6 and Sukhothai Police to intercept a group of smugglers, after being tipped off that they would be moving 2 million methamphetamine pills down from the Thai north.

Police followed the suspects into a hotel in Si Samrong district of Sukhothai and tried to make an arrest.

Police said the suspects resisted, injuring Pol Maj Surachai Ta-ngam with a knife. The police were forced to use their guns to prevent any further injuries and losses to the authorities.

The police later arrested two accomplices and confiscated 2 million meth pills.