By The Nation
Joints teams of police, army troops and Interior Ministry officials, acting on tip-offs, checked several routes believed to be used by drug traffickers on Thursday until they found Tui Xaiyawong, 42, on a roadside in Tambon Nong Waeng, Ban Paeng district.
The pills were found in a bag he was carrying and he admitted that he was hired to smuggle them across the Mekong River to a spot where it would later be picked up by a man he was due to meet.
Tui named his accomplice as Siho Gongun, 66, a former member of the Tambon Nong Son administrative organisation in Na Thom district.
The officials then arrested Siho at his house.