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Firefight in Chiang Mai Leads to Soldiers Seizing Heroin and Methamphetamine from Drug Runners



Firefight in Chiang Mai Leads to Soldiers Seizing Heroin and Methamphetamine from Drug Runners

Soldiers, and narcotics enforcement authorities have recovered 530,000 methamphetamine pills and heroin abandoned by two groups of fleeing traffickers, in the Mae Ai district of Chiang Mai Province on Friday

Around 3.30 p.m. on Friday, the first clash happened along the border at Pang Saeng Khrue hamlet in tambon Mae Ai district. Rangers from the army’s Pha Muang Force and border patrol officers fired on a group of guys in the vicinity. Those men ran after the brief scuffle.

According to Maj Gen Prapat Phopsuwan, commander of the Pha Muang Force, who accompanied soldiers to check the conflict scene on Saturday, twenty-four bottles of heroin totaling 528 grammes were abandoned.

In another incident, at approximately 6 p.m. on Friday, army rangers noticed a gang of narcotics smugglers along the border at Na Ma-eun hamlet in tambon Mae Ai of Chiang Mai. The smugglers fled after exchanging gunshots with army soldiers.

Firefight in Chiang Mai Leads to Soldiers Seizing Heroin and Methamphetamine from Drug Runners

The soldiers discovered 530,000 speed pills that the fleeing traffickers had abandoned.

Authorities claimed on Saturday that six drug couriers were apprehended on November 4th with 7 million speed pills recovered from their pickup truck in Chiang Saen area of Chiang Rai.

The arrests happened when narcotics officers heard that a trafficking ring from Saraburi province’s Phra Phutthabat district was planning to smuggle significant amounts of drugs from the Thai-Myanmar border in Chiang Rai.

On Nov 4th, police saw a pickup vehicle traveling along the Chiang Saen-Chiang Rai road that they suspected was carrying drugs. They followed the car to a rented residence in San Makhed village, Chiang Saen’s border district.

Inside the house, there were three males and three women. They had two firearms taken from them.


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A search revealed 35 fertiliser sacks, each containing approximately 200,000 speed pills, for a total of approximately 7 million pills in the pickup.

During questioning, the suspects allegedly told the arresting authorities that they had hired the residence to store drugs before delivering them to sellers in the country’s interior. The suspects admitted to making three previous deliveries.

They have been taken into police custody pending additional legal proceedings.

On November 3rd, police stopped a pick-up truck in the Muang region of this northern province and discovered 5 million methamphetamine pills hidden behind bags of herbal plants. Three alleged narcotics couriers were apprehended.

The operation was prompted by an intelligence report that a large quantity of meth pills were being brought through the heart of Chiang Mai in an Isuzu pick-up truck loaded with bags of snow lotus (Saussurea), also known as bua hima in Thai.

Region 5 police stopped the vehicle under the Patan bridge over the second ring road in tambon Chang Phueak on Wednesday night.

Police seize meth Chiang Mai

Under the bags of bua hima plants, the cops discovered 25 straw bags, each holding 200,000 meth pills, for a total of 5 million.

The drugs and suspects were turned over to Chang Phueak police for prosecution.

Methamphetamine use in Thailand increased by 30% last year, according to new data, as the illicit drug’s production surge in neighboring Myanmar flooded the region with ever-cheaper supply.

To deal with the spike, Thailand’s Public Health Ministry is pushing for draconian new restrictions that may result in anyone caught with more than one meth pill being prosecuted as a drug dealer, a move that academics and social workers warn will not assist and may worsen the situation.

According to a statewide drug use survey conducted by Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University, an estimated 57,900 Thais aged 18 to 65 used meth at least once last year, up from 44,500 the previous year.

A pill of powdered meth, also known as yaba, which means “crazy medicine” in Thai, may now be purchased for as cheap as 86 cents or even 58 cents in northern Thailand near the Myanmar border.

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