Hmong man arrested, 2m speed pills found in pickup truck

Sarayut Sae Yang, 24, a Hmong tribesman from Phop Phra district of Tak, is arrested after some 2 million speed pills are found under cabbages at the back of his pickup truck in Phayao's Pha Sang district on Wednesday. (Photo by Assawin Pinitwong)

PHAYAO - A Hmong tribesman was arrested after some 2 million speed pills were found hidden under cabbages in a pickup truck during a search in Phu Sang district on Wednesday.

A combined team of narcotics suppression police and paramilitary rangers stopped for a search the pickup truck at Kanchanapisek checkpoint in Phu Sang as the driver looked suspicious.

The search uncovered 10 fertiliser sacks, containing some 2 million speed pills, under piles of cabbages at the pickup tray. The vehicle was on the way to Chiang Mai province when it was stopped.

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