Biggest drug haul this year

IN the biggest drug seizure this year, Army-trained rangers early this morning (August 4, 2018) seized 4.8 million methamphetamine pills and 987 kilograms of crystal meths (better known as ‘Ice’) from two pick-up trucks in the northern Thai province of Chiang Rai, the Thai-language daily Matichon reported.

The two vehicles made a sudden U-turn upon seeing the rangers manning a roadblock around 2.30 a.m. After a brief chase, the two pick-up trucks plunged into a roadside ditch.

The two drivers are ethnic Hmong men hired by traders to deliver the drugs at a meeting point on the outskirts of the northern Thai province.


Top: One of the two pickup trucks from which the massive amount of drugs was seized. Photo: Matichon

By Songpol Kaopatumtip