Eight drug runners killed in Chiang Rai gunfight

Hills in Ban Ho Mae Salong, Northern Thailand

Green hills in Ban Ho Mae Salong, Chiang Rai. Photo: kudumomo.

Eight suspected drug smugglers were killed and about one million speed pills seized following an exchange of gunfire along the Thailand-Myanmar border in Chiang Rai late Friday night.

Soldiers from the Pha Muang Task Force were sent to patrol the border area in Mae Fa Luang district following a tip-off that a gang would attempt to smuggle drugs from the Myanmar side, Thai media reported.

Full story: Bangkok Post


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