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Thai Navy Patrol Seizes 139 Kilograms of Marijuana on Mekong River

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Thai Marine Border Police patroling along the Mekong river, which marks the border between Thailand and Laos

Thai Marine Border Police patroling along the Mekong river, which marks the border between Thailand and Laos

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NONG KHAI – The Thai Navy has reportedly seized 139 kilograms of High Grade Marijuana in brand-name suitcases abandoned along the Mekong River in Nong Khai late Friday night.

Suchart Noppawan Governor Nong Khai announced on Saturday of the seizure at the naval office in Si Chiang Mai district.

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The marijuana worth about one million baht, was seized by a team of naval officers dispatched to the Mekong River on Friday night following information that a drug gang planned ro smuggle them into the country from Laos via the river.

The team later found eight brown brand-name suitcases left abandoned at the river bank in Kong Nang village of Tha Bo district.

The drugs, priced at 3,000 baht a kilogram in Laos, could fetch up to 8,000 baht a kilogram in Thailand, said authorities.

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