Chiang Rai, Thailand — Two men were arrested and police seized 31 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine (“ice”) and 496,000 methamphetamine pills (“yaba”) in Chiang Rai province of Thailand.
The illegal drugs have an estimated street value of 150 million baht (US$4.7 million).
Police became suspicious about two pickup trucks travelling on the Thoeng-Chiang Rai road in Thoeng district, and signalled for the drivers to stop for a search. They found the drugs hidden in the trucks, according to reports.
The two drivers, Charoon Kamnoi and Prasong Saen-arthit have been arrested on drug trafficking charges.