CHIANG RAI – Police in Chiang Rai Province have seized more than a 100 kilograms of ice worth Bt100 million in Chiang Rai’s Chiang Saen district early yesterday morning, while three other drug busts in Mae Sai, Phan and Muang districts yielded a total of 4.2 kilograms of heroin and 162,000 yaba pills.
Commander of Narcotics Suppression Division 3 Pol Maj-General Phanudet Boonruang said it is suspected that the ice was smuggled by a Hmong drug gang from a neighboring country. The haul is believed to be worth Bt100 million on the street.
Separately, the police announced three drug busts in Chiang Rai that yielded 4.2kg of heroin and 162,000 yaba pills.
In the first case, a man from Myanmar was arrested along with 4.2kg of heroin while delivering it in front of a local school in tambon Mae Sai. In the second case, three men were arrested in Muang district for having 102,000 yaba pills and three guns and ammunition in their possession. In the third case, a 20-year-old man was arrested in Phan district for trying to smuggle 60,000 yaba pills on a bus to Nakhon Sawan.