CHIANG RAI – Police said on Wednesday arrested, Charan Banriankit, 31, and his wife Naruemon Banriankit, 32, have been arrested and 200,000 methamphetamine seized from their pickup truck at a police checkpoint in Chiang Rai’s Mae Suai district.
Charan and his wife Naruemon both natives of Chiang Mai’s Phrao district, were apprehended late Tuesday night after police stopped their pickup for a search at Tha Kor checkpoint in Mae Suai district and found 34 packs containing 200,000 pills hidden under the hood, police said at a press conference on Wednesday.
The couple allegedly admitted they had been hired for 200,000 baht to courier the drugs from Chiang Rai’s Mae Chan district to a friend in Chiang Mai.
They were charged with having illicit drugs in possession with intent to sell and then handed over to Mae Suai police for legal action.
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