Thai police seized one million methamphetamine pills and 499kg of crystal methamphetamine (Ice) from a six-wheel truck, abandoned by its driver on a roadside in Kong Krailat district of Thailand’s northern province of Sukhothai, on Friday night.
Pol Maj-Gen Teeradej Thumsutee, commander of the investigative division of Metropolitan Police Bureau (MPB) said that the huge haul is believed to have belonged to the drug trafficking network led by Natthaphong, aka “Eia Guai Khao Bin”, who was previously arrested, along with 200,000 meth pills, 233kg of crystal meth and 746g of heroin.
Acting on information about the movement of a huge drug shipment from a northern province to Bangkok, an MPB police unit and Kong Krai Lat police set up a road block in the district to catch the suspect six-wheel truck.
The driver of the truck refused to stop, crashed through the road block and tried to escape. The police then gave chase for about 10km, until they found the truck, abandoned on the roadside in Ban Mai Suk Kasem sub-district.
They searched the truck and found the illegal narcotic shipment.