CHIANG MAI – Two women were arrested while traveling with 2.5 million meth pills on their pickup truck in Fang district early on Tuesday morning.
The two were arrested after running a checkpoint in Mae Ai district at 12.30am on Tuesday, officials said.
Police and soldiers found two hill tribe women in the vehicle; Mrs. Naticha Tae, 40 and Miss Marisa Neepi, 33 both from Moo 4 Mae Tha, Chai Prakan.
Authorities found the pills in 25 sacks containing meth in the back of the truck. The women were quoted as saying that they were hired for 900,000 baht to deliver the meth pills to a buyer in Fang district.
They said they did not know the meth supplier and buyer because they only contacted them by phone.
The women destroyed their mobile phones just before their arrest in order to prevent authorities from tracing the meth syndicate, officials said.