3 million 500 thousand tablets of methamphetamine and 9 kg of crystalline methamphetamine were confiscated in Thailand, Bangkok Post reported.
At about 05:00 local time, a group of Thai servicemen noticed a suspicious man with a backpack who crossed the river in the Mae Sai region in northern Chiang Rai province.
Seeing a soldier, the smuggler threw a backpack, crossed the river and disappeared in the direction of Myanmar. 200 thousand tablets of methamphetamine were found in a backpack.
On the same day, another 15 smugglers were spotted in Chiang Rai province. They threw 30 backpacks and hid in the woods when they saw the approaching Thai troops.
They found 3 million 370 thousand tablets of methamphetamine and 9 kg of crystalline methamphetamine in backpacks.
Recall, on March 20, in the northern province of Lampang, Thai law enforcement authorities seized a large batch of methamphetamine tablets. In the truck, they found 1 million 100 thousand tablets of methamphetamine.