By THE NATION
Police set up roadblocks after a tip-off that drug traffickers driving a Mitsubishi sedan and a Mitsubishi pickup truck with Phayao-registered licence plates would transport drugs from the border district of Mae Sai district to a location further into the country. Police spotted the suspects early yesterday and managed to intercept the two vehicles on the Mae Chan-Chiang Saen Road.
The suspects were identified as Kua Sae-yang, 26, Hur Sae-thor, 26, and Khomkrit Thanawu-tthichai, 18. They reportedly confessed to be hired by a Hmong resident in their village at Bt150,000 to bring the drugs to a storage in Chiang Kaen district.