Pol Lt Gen Nares Nathachote, the Region 1 Provincial Police commissioner, said in a press conference that a team of police was dispatched to lay in wait at Pure Place department store on Saturday in tambon Omkret, expecting the arrival of drug suspects in two vehicles to hand over a quantity of drugs.
At 3.50pm, a pink taxi and a white Honda Jazz car arrived as earlier reported. The police managed to stop the pink taxi, arrested a man and a woman - Nathapol Rerk-aram, 29, and Panawan Phan-oros, 36 - and seized 40,000 speed pills in the vehicle.
The Honda Jazz managed to slip away but was later caught with the third suspect - Sirichai Juengprasit, 36.
They were charged with illegally having drugs in their posession with intent to sell.