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Thai police seizes 1.3 million meth pills


08:30, December 20, 2012

BANGKOK, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) -- Thai Highway Police on Wednesday intercepted a shipment of 1.3 million methamphetamine pills hidden in a pickup truck carrying vegetables in southern province of Chumphon, Thai News Agency reported.

Chunmporn-based Highway Police set up checkpoints to prevent crime and illegal smuggling before Christmas and New Year's Festival and found suspicious pickup truck on Phetkasem Road at Chumphon's Hat Krai sub-district.

Police searched the vehicle carrying 12 baskets of vegetables and found that each basket had a hidden little bag inside, and bags contained 1.3 million methamphetamine pills.

The pill has an estimated street value of 390 million baht or 12.74 million U.S. dollars.

The driver was identified as Ong-art Sengya, 39, an ethnic Hmong resident of northern province of Chiang Mai.

Ong-art said he was hired to carry the drug by vegetable vendor to deliver the drugs to a major drug agent in touristic southern island of Phuket.

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