Thai Military Patrol Seizes 1.4 Million Amphetamine Pills on Thai-Myanmar Border After Confrontation

Chiang Rai—

On February 22nd, 2024, Pha Mueang military patrol squads launched an inspection on the Thai-Myanmar border, Mae Sai, Chiang Rai, after a late-night confrontation with a drug smuggling caravan.

According to patrol officers, at 9:55 PM, on February 21st, 2024, Pha Mueang military patrol squads performed their duty on the Thai-Myanmar border to deter and intercept drug smuggling. On the Ruak Riverside, the borderline, the patrol squads detected a group of 15 to 20 suspicious people carrying unidentified rucksacks.

The patrol officers then asked them for an inspection, however, the group panicked and fired their firearms at the officers while fleeing away. After the 5-minute confrontation, the situation was calm, no officer was injured, according to the patrol officers.

The officers secured the vicinity overnight but no suspect was found as they were able to escape from the scene. Seven rucksacks were found containing 200,000 amphetamine pills each and one rucksack with 25 kilograms of methamphetamine.

The officers confiscated the properties in dispute as evidence and pledged to investigate further to find the involved individuals and hold them accountable for their crimes.

Read the recent article on Pha Mueang military patrol squads who encountered a caravan of drug smugglers on December 2nd, 2023, in Fang, Chiang Mai.

This article originally appeared on our sister website The Pattaya News.

Kittisak Phalaharn
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