Soldiers from the Pha Muang Task Force and the Mae Fah Luang Police seize 440,000 methamphetamine pills hidden in the car bumpers. The drugs were discovered with the aid of a military sniffer dog.
On Friday, December 3, Pha Muang Forces, together with the 7th Military Dog Operations Unit and police officers Mae Fah Luang Police Station set up a checkpoint at the extraction point at Sam Yaek Ban, Mae Salong Nai Subdistrict, Mae Fah Luang Districts, of Chiang Rai Province.
Soldiers stopped a bronze Honda Accord sedan passing through the checkpoint at 11:30 am. They request a search of the vehicle because the driver Mr Saman Sae Lu, 27, a native of Mae Salong Nai Subdistrict, Mae Fah Luang District, Chiang Rai Province, looked suspicious.
Police officers and soldiers with a sniffer dog circled the vehicle and the dog picked up the scent of narcotics.
In a search of the vehicle, officers discovered 220 black plastic wrappers, containing 2,000 meth pills per package, totalling 440,000 meth pills. The drugs were hidden in the rear bumper area of the car.
The officers detained Mr Saman along with the drugs and waited for the investigating officer. He was transferred to the Mae Fah Luang Police Station, in Chiang Rai Province for interogation and charges.
The Provincial Police Region 5 commissioner, Pol Lt Gen Piya Tawichai, announced Friday that two suspects had been arrested and that 2.7 million speed pills and 1 kilogram of ketamine had been seized.
Two suspects were identified as Alongkorn Suktaeng, 53, and Kamolthorn Suktaeng, 51, both from Nakhon Pathom.