Truck driver arrested with 1.1m meth pills

Police take a wrapped package of methamphetamine pills from one of the 200-litre plastic containers at a press conference in Bangkok on Monday. (Photo by Thiti Wannamontha)

A man has been arrested with 1.1 million methamphetamine pills by Narcotics Suppression Bureau (NSB) police at a checkpoint in Lampang's Mae Phrik district.

Speaking at  NSB headquarters, Pol Gen Chalermkiat Sriworakhan, a deputy police chief, said Sakda Srisod, 30, of Kamphaeng Phet's Khlong Khlung district, was detained early on Monday after a Hino truck he was driving was stopped for a search at the Mae Phrik checkpoint.

Found in his possession were 1.1 million meth pills in wrapped packages inside three 200-litre plastic containers. Three mobile phones were also seized as evidence.

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