Soldiers of the Pha Muang Force seized a large quantity of drugs during a patrol on the border with Burma at Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai on Tuesday night. The seizure was revealed at a press conference on Wednesday morning by Surachai Linthong, Chiang Rai deputy governor, and Major General Cholayuth Prakan, the Pha Muang Force Commander.
It said soldiers of the 3rd Cavalry Company of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment were patrolling along the river in Mae Sai Sai district, about 2 km north of the 2nd Friendship Bridge between Thailand and Burma, when they saw six men each with a backpack walking on the riverbank.
When the soldiers tried to stop for a search, the six men running in a narrow and shallow part of the Sai River and fled back to Burma, leaving behind their rucksacks.
The soldiers found 900 000 tablets of methamphetamine and 25 kilos of “ice” or crystal methamphetamine. with a value of about 150 million baht in backpacks.
News Release – Chinagrai Times