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Police Seize 1.97 million Meth Tablets in North Thailand

18 February 2013

Thai police have seized nearly 2 million methamphetamine pills from smugglers near the country’s northern border in one of this year’s largest drug busts. Police Col. Panudet Boonruang said Friday that authorities arrested three ethnic minority Hmong men after chasing two pickup trucks near the Thai-Myanmar border in Chiang Rai province on Thursday night. Police confiscated 1.97 million tablets of methamphetamine and 20 kilograms of crystal meth hidden in one of the pickups. Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubumrung said on Friday that Thai authorities will ask Interpol to help trace the drugs producers in Burma.—AP