Chiang Rai police have arrested a Hmong lawyer while she was allegedly driving a pickup truck with 800 kilograms of crystal meth, or “ice”, on board.
Police said the arrest was made at 3am on the Thoeng-Chiang Rai road in front of Tha Sai Market in Tambon Tha Sai of Chiang Rai’s Muang district.
Acting on tips-off, police patrolled the road and spotted a white pickup with a modified cold storage on its back. They said they stopped the vehicle and found the drugs in 32 bags.
The suspect was identified as Chayada Chaiwaenkwaen, 29, a resident of Moo 11 village, in Tambon Papae in Chiang Mai’s Mae Taeng district.