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Two men arrested, meth pills seized

Jul 12. 2019
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By The Nation

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A Lao man and his Thai accomplice have been arrested for allegedly smuggling 630,000 methamphetamine pills from Laos into the northeastern province of Nakhon Phanom.

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.

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