Large meth haul in Chiang Mai

Police on Saturday night seized 300,000 methamphetamine pills in Chiang Mai province following a car chase, but made no arrests.

Pol Lt Gen Wanchai Thanadkij, assistant police chief and acting Region 5 Provincial Police commander, said officers chased a white van which made a u-turn and fled northward in haste after seeing a checkpoint in front of Mae Jo University in San Sai district. This happened at 10.45pm on Saturday night.

The officers failed to catch the van but later found a big sack left at the foot of a tree on one side of the road to Ban Pa Kham in tambon Nong Han of San Sai district.

In the sack were 150 packs containing 300,000 methamphetamine pills with a street value of about 60 million baht.

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