Police Lieutenant General Vichit Paksa from the Border Patrol Police (BPP) ordered border officials no.335 to investigate a drug movement. The officials discovered that on 22 October 2019 there will be a group of drug smugglers relocating drugs from Chiang Dao District in Chiang Mai Province down to the South of Thailand through the forest and waterways.
During the night of such a date, officials saw a group of people wearing backpacks crossing the Mae Ping River on foot. They all had the same backpacks that were made of white fabric tied to their backs. At the same time on land was a white Mitsubishi car driving to where the officials were hiding. The car stopped at the sight of the officials and tried to make a U-turn to drive away.
The group that was crossing the river saw the car stop and turn away. This alarmed them that things weren’t going as planned. The group threw the backpacks in the water before running off into the darkness. There were 10 backpacks in the water, each backpack had 100,000 Yaba pills coming to a total of 1 Million Yaba pills. Each pack of Yaba pills were tightly wrapped and covered in plastic tape to shield them from the water.
The Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) informed the BPP that it is likely the drugs belonged to a drug gang up in the North of Thailand. The drugs were brought into Thailand at the Mae Ai Border in Chiang Dao, Chiang Mai. After the drugs were smuggled into Thailand it was separated into different parts which were supposed to be delivered to different locations in the country. The 1 Million Yaba pills were being relocated from the North to the South of Thailand, but it wasn’t a success as the Police caught them in action.
FB Caption: The group threw the backpacks in the water before running off into the darkness.
Source: INN News