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Thai police find 1.3 million meth pills

Dec. 19, 2012 at 3:36 PM   |   Comments

CHUMPHON, Thailand, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- An alleged drug dealer with 1.3 million methamphetamine pills in his pickup truck was arrested in Chumphon, Thailand, police said.

Highway Police Chief Pongsit Sangphet said the speeding truck of driver Ong-art Chengya was stopped Wednesday morning at a checkpoint, and officers found the drugs under crates of vegetables.

The drugs have an estimated street value of 390 million baht ($11.7 million), the Bangkok Post reported.

Police said the driver attempted to bribe the officers at the checkpoint, first with 200 baht ($6), then with 2,000 ($60), but they refused, adding he later confessed he was hired to drive the pills to a major drug dealer in Phuket, Thailand, province for 20,000 baht ($600).

Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung said the drugs were produced in neighboring Myanmar.

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