CityNews — On Thursday, 24th April, the Narcotics Suppression Bureau (NSB) arrested three Lisu Men in possession of 250,000 Yaba pills which they had hidden in a cabbage truck passing through Mae Rim.
At 10 p.m., Pol. Gen. Pongpat Pongcharuen, NSB secretary held a press conference about the arrest of three Lisu drug smugglers. They are Yao Laoree (44), Saharit Wirasan (25), and Paiboon Taikaweesri (25), all from Chiang Dao. They were captured on Chotana Road in Mae Rim along with 250,000 Yaba pills, a grey Toyota Vigo pickup truck and a white Chevrolet pickup truck.
Before the arrest, the officials received information about Lisu drug runners from Chiang Dao disguised as delivery men in a truck full of cabbages heading to Chiang Mai. They intercepted the grey Toyota on Chotana-Fang road. After searching the vehicle, they found 125 packages of methamphetamine hidden in the six cabbage baskets. Yao, the driver, confessed that he was taking the Yaba from Tambon Mae Na, Amphur Chiang Dao to the Mae Jo produce market. The officials set up a drug trade at the designated pick-up point. The white Chevrolet truck arrived and the other suspects were arrested after they loaded the baskets onto their truck.
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