NAKHON PHANOM: A patrol from the navy’s Mekong Riverine Unit (MRU) seized 142,000 methamphetamine pills in two sacks from the bank of the Mekong river in Tha Uthen district late on Saturday night. Nobody was arrested.
Capt Kasidi Klinsrisuk, commander of the Nakhon Phanom station of the MRU, said the patrol deployed along the river bank spotted two long-tail boats landing at a spot near Ban Yang Nok Ho in tambon Woen Phra Bat, Tha Uthen district.
Two men were seen carrying two sacks from one of the boats to the shore. When the patrol members approached them for a search, the two men fled on the other boat, leaving one boat at the scene.
In a search, they found in the two sacks 142,000 meth pills. The long-tail boat was seized as evidence.