A 41-year-old man was arrested as he collected bags of speed pills and crystal methamphetamine worth an estimated 200 million baht left on the bank of the Mekong River in Pak Khat district.
Senior officers from the Border Patrol Police Division and Bueng Kan police on Friday announced the arrest of Sudkhate, 41, a resident of Nong Khai, at Border Patrol Police Company 244. His surname was not released, according to Thai media reports.
He was caught in possession of 2,114,000 methamphetamine pills and 58kg of crystal meth, and 489kg of another substance that looked like crystal meth.
Police valued the haul at around 200 million baht.
A team of border patrol police and soldiers on drug patrol had earlier spotted a man carrying sacks from a boat to the Mekong River bank at Ban Woendon village in tambon Pak Khat on Wednesday night.
The man left on the boat. Shortly after, Mr Sudkhate arrived in a pickup truck and began loading the bags onto the vehicle. The patrol emerged from hiding and he was arrested.
Senior police with the large haul of drugs seized beside the Mekong River in Pak Khat district, Bueng Kan province, on Wednesday night, before a media briefing on Friday. (Photo: Tor Chor Dor Border Patrol Police Facebook page)