CHIANGRAI – The Thai authorities seized 40kg of crystal methamphetamine “ice” and 100,000 meth pills after a gunfight between Thai soldiers and members of a drug syndicate along the Thai-Myanmar border in the northern province of Chiang Rai Monday night.
Pha Mueang Task Force deputy chief Col Chainarong Kaewkla and Chiang Rai Govenor Wangsamer jointly held a press briefing on drugs seized from smugglers after the special unit of the Pha Mueang Task Force’s 3rd Cavalry Regiment engaged in a gunfight with the group at Baan Hmong Kao Lang in Terd Thai subdistrict of Mae Fa Luang district.
Col Chainarong said that soldiers were deployed at the location where the fighting occurred and an additional 10kg of ice was seized on top of 30kg seized earlier.
Some 100,000 meth pills were also confiscated after the fight.
Col Chainarong said the Thai military was on high alert monitoring the border as it was expected that the dealers were trying to smuggle drugs into Thailand.