Thai police arrest truck driver with 1.1 million meth pills

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/3/21 9:44:21

Thai police have arrested a man with 1.1 million methamphetamine pills in northern Thailand on Monday, local media reported.

Police from Narcotics Suppression Bureau(NSB) stopped a six-wheel truck at a checkpoint in Lampang Province, only to find 1.1 million speed pills in wrapped packages inside three 200-liter plastic containers.

According to police, the driver, 30, said he bought the truck in northern Thailand early last month and had been hired to deliver drugs with his truck from the north of the country to the central part and the south.

Local media said drug dealers turn to use trucks in drug delivery, taking it for granted that police would not check the big vehicle as it may cause traffic jams.

As a result, many checkpoints are equipped with x-ray machines to scan for drugs including the one where the meth pills were found, said police.

Local reports said some of the drugs were to be sold inside Thailand, while the rest were to be trafficked to Europe and America.

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