Troops clash with armed drug traffickers in Chiang Mai, seize 200,000 meth pills

Mountains in Chang Mai

Mountains in Chang Mai, northern Thailand. Photo: Paul Brockmeyer.

Thai army troops seized 200,000 methamphetamine tablets today (Sunday), following a brief gun battle in Mae Ai district of the northern province of Chiang Mai, near the Thai-Myanmar border.

Troops from the Pha Muang task force were on a routine patrol along a jungle trail when they stumbled upon a group of about five armed men. Some of them were carrying heavy backpacks thought to contain illegal narcotics.

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By Thai PBS World

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