CHIANG RAI -Preecha Sripan, 32, a native of tambon Wiang in Chiang Saen and Noi Somboon, 19, a Myanmar national have been arrested and almost 4kg of crystal methamphetamine seized in Chiang Rai’s Chiang Saen district, police said on Tuesday.
Both men were taken to a police press conference in Chiang Rai on Tuesday where Police displayed the 3.9 kg of crystal methamphetamine seized from them.
Acting on information, police posing as buyers had contacted Mr Noi seeking a delivery of drugs, police said.
Noi and a Myanmar accomplice traveled by motor boat carrying the drugs to an agreed meeting place on Thai soil. When they arrived, police emerged from hiding to arrest them. The accomplice managed to flee, leaving Noi behind with the drugs, contained in four bags, police said.
Another team of police apprehended Preecha near the bank of the Mekong River in front of the Chiang Saen district hall when he showed up to collect the money for the drugs delivered by Noi.
The two suspects were charged with possessing illicit drugs with intent to sell and then handed over to local police.