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One drug courier killed and 290,000 yaba pills seized

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Army-trained para military rangers and anti-narcotic officials killed a member of a drug caravan and seized 290,000 methamphetamine tablets following a brief firefight near the Thai-Burmese border in Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai on Thursday.

Acting on a tip-off that a drug caravan would smuggle a substantial amount of illicit drug from Myanmar into Thailand through the porous border in Mae Sai district, a combined force of anti-narcotic officials and para military rangers was dispatched to Ban Pa Mee where the couriers were expected to attempt border crossing.

Full story: thaipbs.or.th

By Thai PBS Reporters


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