BANGKOK: Police say they have arrested three suspects and confiscated 5.3 million tablets of methamphetamine in one of the largest such seizures in the country in recent years.
Police Gen. Somyot Pumpanmuang said Friday the narcotics suppression police arrested a suspected drug dealer Thursday night with 3 million methamphetamine pills in Petchabun province in Thailand's upper central.
He said the seizure was a follow-up to a bust last week that saw two other members of the same drug network arrested and 2.3 million tablets nabbed.
Authorities said the drugs were originally from Myanmar and were smuggled in Thailand's northeast through Laos. They were destined for clients in Bangkok and neighboring provinces.
Thailand is a leading market and transit point for methamphetamine, much of which is produced in neighboring Myanmar.