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Thai Police Seize 5 Million Methamphetamine Pills

28 October 2013

Thai authorities arrested three suspects and confiscated 5.3 million tablets of methamphetamine in one of the largest such seizures in the country in recent years, police said on Friday. The narcotics suppression police arrested a suspected drug dealer on Thursday night with 3 million methamphetamine pills in Petchabun Province. It was a follow-up to a bust last Friday that saw two other members of the same drug network arrested and 2.3 million tablets nabbed, police Gen. Somyot Pumpanmuang said. Authorities said the drugs were originally from Burma and were smuggled in Thailand’s northeast through Laos. Thailand is a leading market and transit point for methamphetamine, much of which is produced in neighboring Burma.—AP