Chiang Rai police seize practically two million meth pills in major drug bust

In a massive crackdown on drug trafficking, Chiang Rai Police Force seized practically two million meth drugs in two major cases. From October 1, 2022, to July 19, 2023, the Region 5 Provincial Police intercepted more than 90 million meth tablets and confiscated property price 453 million baht.
The announcement was made at present, by a group comprising senior officers from the Region 5 Provincial Police and policy analysts from the Office of the Narcotics Control Board.
The first case took place in the jurisdiction of the Chiang Rai City Police Station, where one suspect was apprehended with 200,000 meth drugs. The incident occurred on August 18, around eleven.40pm. The suspect, performing as a courier, had parked a vehicle near the Mong Kao Lang village in Mae Fa Luang district, Chiang Rai.
The car was then taken away and brought back to the identical spot laden with 200,000 meth drugs hidden within the vehicle’s spare tire. The suspect was then tasked with driving the automobile to a chosen spot on the Salalim highway in Phaya Mengrai district, Chiang Rai, a technique previously utilized by drug smuggling operations.
The suspect confessed that this was his second time performing as a transporter for a stash of meth drugs. He says that he was compensated 50,000 baht for the run.
The second case unfolded within the jurisdiction of Mae Chan Police Station, Chiang Rai, the place almost two million meth pills have been seized on Saturday. The officers of the Chiang Rai Provincial Narcotics Suppression Division acquired details about a suspicious automobile entering the world.
The vehicle was spotted at a petrol station in Mae Chan around 1.50am and was tracked as it left the station in path of Pa Miang village in the identical district. The officers misplaced observe of the car but remained vigilant.
Around 2.40am, the suspicious vehicle was seen passing a checkpoint in Pa Miang, resulting in a swift pursuit. The automobile became a village lane, rapidly stopped, and two males bolted from the driver’s and passenger’s facet, managing to flee in the darkness.
A search of the vehicle revealed 17 backpacks containing approximately 1.seventy seven million meth pills. The investigating officers are assured they are going to be issuing arrest warrants for the culprits soon.
The investigations into each instances revealed that the identical drug smuggling group, known as the Mong Kao Lang group, was concerned. Treasure operates short-haul drug transport from the Mae Fa Luang district border area, Chiang Rai, to the areas of Chiang Khong, Phaya Mengrai, and Theing, Chiang Rai.
They then wait for the opportunity to transport medicine like these meth tablets into the central area. The group might have connections with Boonchai or Pauli Zaem Mua, who’s at present evading arrest in a neighbouring country.
During that interval between October last 12 months and last month, the Region 5 Provincial Police made 28,094 drug-related arrests, together with 128 main instances. Seized proof consists of 90,850,519 meth drugs, 2,719 kilogrammes of crystal meth, 435 kilogrammes of ketamine, and 182 kilogrammes of heroin. The value of the seized property is approximately 453 million baht..

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