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Royal Thai Navy Patrol Seizes 854 Kilograms of Marijuana

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Royal Thai Navy Patrol Seizes 854 Kilograms of Marijuana

A Royal Thai Navy patrol has seized 854 kilograms of high-grade marijuana, worth about 10 million baht, found on the bank of the Mekong River in northeastern Thailand.

The Naval officers also seized a Toyota pickup truck and a fishing boat, both abandoned by the fleeing smugglers.

A Royal Thai Navy spokesperson said the haul of marijuana was discovered on the river bank at Ban Yang Nok Hor in Nakhon Phanom Province.

The Navy spokesperson said the high-grade marijuana was in 854 packages each weighing one kilogram each. Authorities believe the “grade A quality” marijuana was destined for delivery abroad through Southern Thailand.

Over the past week, more than 3 tons of marijuana have been seized in northeastern Thailand.

On Saturday, border patrol police seized 1,320 kilograms of high-grade marijuana from a minivan abandoned by a smuggler following a car chase.

Officers manning a road checkpoint in northeastern Thailand’s Nakhon Phanom province signaled a minivan to stop for a search, but the driver sped through the checkpoint, prompting police to give chase.

A police spokesperson said officers fired shots at the tires of the minivan, bringing the vehicle to a halt. The driver immediately abandoned the minivan and fled under the cover of darkness.

When police examined the minivan they found 1,320 bricks of compressed high-grade marijuana. Each brick weighed one kilogram, the police spokesperson said.

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