BANGKOK: Thai police have seized nearly 2 million methamphetamine pills from smugglers near the country’s northern border in one of this year’s largest drug busts.
Police Col. Panudet Boonruang said today that authorities arrested three ethnic minority Hmong men after chasing two pickup trucks near the Thai-Myanmar border in Chiang Rai province last night.
Police confiscated 1.97 million tablets of methamphetamine and 20 kilograms of crystal meth hidden in one of the pickups.
Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubumrung said today that Thai authorities will ask Interpol to help trace the drugs producers in Myanmar.
Thailand is a transit country for illegal drugs entering the international market, with more than 15 million methamphetamine pills smuggled through the northern and northeastern borders in 2011.