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Taiwanese Men Busted in Chiang Mai with 200 Bars of Heroin Worth Bt200 Million

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CHIANG MAI – Police in the Northern Province of Chiang Mai have arrested three men – one Shan and three Taiwanese – and seized 200 bars of heroin worth Bt200 million.

Acting on tip-offs, Provincial Police Bureau 5 officers staked out the car park at the Ruam Chok Market in Muang Chiang Mai and arrested the Shan, Sikha, when he arrived in a pickup truck. The heroin was found hidden inside.

Police said the suspect admitted to smuggling the shipment across the border from Mong Yawng in Shan state and was to deliver it to three Taiwanese.

The Taiwanese arrested later that day at the Night Bazaar were identified as Pao Zih Cho, Chang Thiagu and Wu Zhongshan Yi.