Soldiers Kill 5 Alleged Drug Smugglers in Chiang Rai

Mountains in Chiang Rai

Mountains in Chiang Rai Province. Photo: Visions of Domino.

CHIANG RAI, Jan 12 (TNA) – Thai soldiers killed five suspected drug smugglers in a shoot-out in Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai district.

The incident took place in a jungle near the Noi Dong Tung temple.

Patrolling officers encountered a group of 7-8 men, carrying rucksacks. When being signalled to stop for a search, those men instead opened fire on the security patrol.

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