More than 12 million methamphetamine pills were found in two pickup trucks that drug smugglers had left behind as they ran away in the Wiang Haeng area of Chiang Mai early Tuesday morning.
Around 5am, soldiers from the army’s Pha Muang task force noticed two pickup trucks stopped in a garden next to the Ban Mai Muang Jod road in tambon Piang Luang. They thought the trucks might be up to no good. About 15 to 20 guys were putting bags on the backs of the two cars.
When the troops got close, the men ran away, leaving the two loaded pickups behind.
Each of the 61 backpacks on the cars held 200,000 meth pills, for a total of 2.2 million pills.
One suspect was being held nearby.
Soldiers display packs containing of 12.2 million meth pills seized from two pickup trucks abandoned by fleeing smugglers in Wiang Haeng district, Chiang Mai, early Tuesday morning. (Photo supplied)