Narcotic suppression officials arrested five drug smugglers who tried to transport to Bangkok from Chiang Rai province a large load of 1.6 million methamphetamine pills today, November 23rd.
Narcotic suppression officials led by Pol. Gen. Chinnapat Sarasin announced the arrest of five drug smugglers including Mr. Netiphong Saeyang, 22, Mr. Noppadech Saesong, 28, Mr. Ekapop Sae-her, 35, Mr. Chakkrit Suayrak, 53, and Mr. Chakkrit after apprehending them at a gas station in Kamphaeng Phet province.
The first three suspects were in the Hmong hill tribe in Tak province while the last two suspects were Thai.
The suspects were nabbed while trying to deliver 1.6 million methamphetamine pills hidden in a grey Isuzu D-Max pickup truck and a BMW sedan from Chiang Rai province to Bangkok. The illicit drugs were packed in 16 backpacks.
One suspect driving a sedan managed to get away and was being hunted by police, Pol. Gen. Chinnapat said.
All five arrested suspects and the fleeing suspect were charged with illegally selling and disseminating the type 1 illicit drug to the public.
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