By The Nation
Acting on a tip-off, a team of policemen staked out an area near the bank of the Mekong in Ban Phaluka village, Tambon Chanode, Wan Yai district.
The team later saw about ten men carrying bags from a boat onto Thai territory. But as soon as the men spotted police appearing out of hiding, they ran helter-skelter and disappeared, while the boat sped back to the Lao side.
Police then found 800,000 meth pills, 100kg of marijuana, 86kg of ketamine and 14kg of crystal meth or “ice” in the bags.