Thai Military Seizes 100 Kilograms of Methamphetamine in Chiang Rai 

Chiang Rai —

On July 4th, 2024, Pha Mueang military patrol officers, along with relevant agencies, held a press conference regarding the seizure of 100 kilograms of methamphetamine on Mae Sai-Chiang Saen Road, Chiang Rai.

According to the officers, two pickup trucks were intercepted while attempting to smuggle over 100 kilograms of methamphetamine. The suspects, publicly identified only as Mr. Athiwat (50) and Mr. Chakkrit (31), had concealed the drugs under the rear of both vehicles.

Athiwat and Chakkrit were reportedly transporting 50 kilograms of methamphetamine each through Mae Sai-Chiang Saen Road at nearly the same time. They were both intercepted by Pha Mueang officers on July 3rd at 12:30 AM. The seized drugs are estimated to be valued at 100 million baht.

The suspects claimed they did not know each other; however, both are from Chonburi and used the same method to transport the narcotics. Initially, Athiwat and Chakkrit were taken to Chiang Saen police station for further legal proceedings.

Officers stated that the large quantity of methamphetamine might have been transported from an entertainment venue in a neighboring country, which is popular among the locals. They pledged to continue their investigation to uncover more details and identify other individuals involved in the operation.

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

Kittisak Phalaharn
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