15 million meth pills seized in biggest drug bust ever

A MASSIVE amount of almost 15 million methamphetamine pills was seized in northern Chiang Rai province in the biggest drug seizure ever, Thai News Agency reported today (June 4, 2018).

Deputy National Police Chief Pol Gen Chalermkiat Sriworakhan said at the 5th Region Police headquarters that Mr Kittiyothi Mangkhala and Mr Pramote Mangkhala were arrested after 7,483 bundles of meth pills packed in 74 green backpacks, totaling almost 15 million pills, were found stored at the rear of a six-wheel truck they were driving through Chiang Rai’s Phan district.

The huge illegal drug consignment was being taken to Ayuthaya province, adjacent to Bangkok, and then to be sent to the South.

The suspects admitted that they were hired for 100,000 baht each time they transported illegal narcotics, with this being the second time they did so.

Police have also seized the 2 suspects’ assets in Chiang Mai, with these including a house and land, a trailer truck, a car, gold ornaments, luxury watches and bank accounts totally worth not less than 10 million baht.

Arrest warrants are out for many other suspects who cannot be named but are members of the network of Southern Wa senior leader Col Chalobo.


Top: Senior police officers with the huge consignment of meth pills they seized and the 2 suspects they arrested. Photo: Thai News Agency

Below: The suspects’ six-wheel truck and car that police seized. Photo: Thai News Agency