Pha Mueang troops clash with drug traffickers, seize 400,000 methamphetamine pills

Chiang Rai, Pha Mueang forces clash with drug trafficking rings. Thai-Myanmar border, Ban Pha Mi, Mae Sai District, seized more than 400,000 methamphetamine tablets.

Special military officers of Chao Tak Army Pha Muang Army Inspecting the Thai-Myanmar border area At Pha Mi Pass, Ban Pha Mi, Village No. 6, Wiang Phang Kham Subdistrict, Mae Sai District, Chiang Rai Province, after last night. Officials have deployed forces to patrol and monitor the border in the said area. and found a group of approximately 3-5 men walking on foot carrying straw bags into the Thai side. which is opposite to Ban Pha Mi of Mae Sai District. It’s a three-year village. Tachileik Province Myanmar which has ethnic minorities living When such a group of people was detected, the officers called them to stop and request a search. But the group of people were startled and fought with the officers to clear a way to escape. This resulted in a shootout that lasted about 5 minutes.

After the gunfire subsided, all officers were safe. The ar
ea was then cordoned off all night. for safety Until this morning, 12 May, so I went to check. Initially, the opposing party was not found and is believed to have fled across the border to a neighboring country. Then, four rainbow-colored straw sacks that had been converted into backpacks were found. Each bag contained 120,000 amphetamine tablets, totaling 480,000 amphetamine tablets.

Most recently, Maj. Gen. Praphat Phopsuwan, commander of the Pha Muang Army, along with Colonel Natee Thimsen, commander of the Chao Tak Army Special Forces Unit. and Mae Sai police officers Has inspected the area at the point of conflict. along with ordering officers to join in patrolling the area near the clash point To detect traces of the movement and drugs that may have been left behind.

As for Bueng Kan Province Border Patrol Police Company 244 and local security agencies Press conference on the results of the seizure of 18 sacks of drugs (amphetamine), approximately 7,560,000 tablets, estimated value per tablet approxim
ately 226,000,000 baht (30 baht per tablet)

Expanded on the results of the seizure of ice in the area of ??Sangkhom District, Nong Khai Province on May 9, by the Thao Lan group of traders. From investigation and follow-up, it was learned that the group was illegally transporting Drugs enter Thailand and use the area. Mueang Bueng Kan District, later on May 11, the Police Intelligence Operations Unit, Border Patrol Police Unit 244, was informed by a spy that there would be a drug transport from the Lao PDR side to the Thai side, so they reported it. The supervisor knows and coordinate the border patrol police’s drug suppression team Strengthen forces along the border in the area Mueang Bueng Kan District, more than 40 kilometers along the border along the Mekong River. Until around 9:30 p.m., officers found a group of people helping to transport suspicious objects. Disembarked from the boat and arrived in the deserted sand pier area of ??Ban Khok Kong, Khok Kong Subdistrict, Mueang Bueng Kan District, Bueng K
an Province, so he showed himself to search. until able to arrest this lot of drugs .

Source: Thai News Agency