Myanmar police seize 30 million speed pills

Sacks containing the speed pills found at a house in Tachileik township, opposite Chiang Rai’s Mae Sot, on Tuesday afternoon. (Photo from Chinnaphat Chaimol)

Myanmar authorities have seized 30 million methamphetamine pills and arrested four suspects in the border town of Tachileik in Shan State, opposite Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai.

The three men and a teenage girl were arrested when narcotics suppression officers searched a building in the town on Tuesday afternoon. They found 85 sacks containing a total of 30 million speed pills, according to a source at the Thai Narcotics Suppression Bureau. 

They also sized three pickup trucks, three shotguns, a pill producing machine and 22 motors, 24 gallons of a liquid used in drug production and packaging materials. A seal featuring an apple and two others with the number 999 were also found in the building, 

The source said a lot of the methamphetamine pills seized in Thailand are stamped with the number 999.

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