Thai police exhibit seizures of meth, heroin, marijuana

Thai police show off seizures of meth, heroin, marijuana Thai policemen stand guard in front of seized methamphetamine pills at the Narcotics Suppression Bureau†during press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. Thai police said it has made three drug-related arrests in less than a week, seizing 10 million methamphetamine pills hidden in chicken manure in the largest case. (AP Photo)AP

September 18, 2018
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BANGKOK — Thai police on Tuesday announced three large seizures of illegal drugs, including 10 million methamphetamine pills and 37 kilograms of heroin hidden under sacks of chicken manure.

Police said in a statement that four people were arrested in the case of the drugs discovered last Sunday in a pickup truck concealed between large sacks of chicken manure. The arrests were made possible because of a tipoff from an informant, the statement said.

In another case, police said three people were arrested last Saturday and charged with possession of 2,060 grams of crystal methamphetamine bought from a gang of Africans in Thailand. Police said the drugs were destined to be trafficked to customers in New Zealand.

In the third case, police seized 917 kilograms of marijuana last Thursday and arrested six people.

Police showcased the piles of drugs Tuesday press conference at the Narcotics Suppression Bureau.

Thai authorities usually make several methamphetamine seizures a year of a million or more tablets, usually arresting low-level traffickers and drivers.

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