PHAN – Pol Col Charan Roengtham, Deputy Chief of Chiang Rai police, told reporters at a media briefing that two boys aged 12 and 15 years were arrested for possession of 200,000 methamphetamine pillsÂ or â€œiceâ€™â€™ after a inter-provincial bus was stopped at the Phan district, police checkpoint.
Pol Col Charan Roengtham,said Phan District Police stopped the inter-provincial bus travelling from Mae Sai to Bangkok and while searching the bus the officers noticed the two young boys acting suspiciously.
When officers checked their bags,they found 100 packages of speed pills, each containing 2,000 tablets, and a small plastic bag containing 350 grams of crystal methamphetamine hidden in the baggage of the two young boys.
Police said the packages were stamped with a prominent car maker’s logo. It is the first time police have seized drugs packaged with this stamp, Pol Col Charan Roengtham, said.
The two young boys told police they were hired by two men, only identified as Art and Boy, to pick up the two bags at Chiang Rai bus terminal 2 and deliver them to the main bus terminal in Bangkok.
The older of the two boys said they were to be paid 150,000 baht and received 4,000 baht as an advance payment from the two men for travel expenses.
Police charged the two young boys with having illicit drugs in their possession, they are being held in police custody until their first court appearance. Police said they would hunt down Mr Art and Mr Boy.
Last month, two tribal teenagers were caught and 400,000 methamphetamine pills seized from their bags on a Bangkok-bound bus stopped for a search in Chiang Raiâ€™s Mae Lao district.