CHIANG MAI – The Pha Muang Task Force and Police in the northern Chiang Mai have arrested two brothers after discovering hundreds of thousands of methamphetamine pills hidden in their vehicle.
Commander of the Pha Muang Task Force and the deputy commander of the Chiang Mai Provincial Police together held a press conference to announce the arrest of two hill tribe brothers, aged 25 and 28, for possession and trafficking of narcotic substances. The suspects were reportedly pulled over at a checkpoint while driving on Highway 107 towards the central district of Chiang Mai.
Authorities searched their pickup truck and discovering more than 500,000 tablets of methamphetamine hidden under the box of the vehicle . The truck had been modified specifically for the purpose.
After interrogation, the police revealed that the culprits had been hired to deliver the drug, which had been smuggled in through the border, to dealers in Phitsanulok province in order for the lot to be sent to its final destination in Bangkok. The police will now join forces with military and administrative officials in tracing other members of the network.