Two men were arrested and one million speed pills seized following a police pursuit in Muang district of Chiang Rai on Thursday night.
A team of narcotics supression police and soldiers flaggged down a Toyota pickup on old Phahon Yothin Road in Muang district about 9pm on Thursday.
Instead of stopping and being searched, the driver accelerated away. Police gave chase.
The fleeing vehicle was stopped near Mae Korn intersection in Muang district, Col Sudkhet Srinilthin, commander of the Pha Muang task force of the 3rd Calvary Regiment, told reporters on Friday
A search revealed one million speed pills on the back of the pickup. The driver, Siwakorn Sirirungwilai, 30, and an 18-year-old youth, both from tambon Huai Chompu in Muang district of Chiang Rai, were arrested.
The duo were handed over to Muang police station for legal action.
An extended investigation was underway to find other people involved.