Thai authorities seize 2.5 million meth pills

March 16, 2012 5:51:27 AM PDT
Thai security forces have seized their second multimillion haul of methamphetamine pills in two days, bringing the total this year to more than 12 million tablets.

Police Col. Surachet Thopunyanon said a joint military-police force found 2.5 million methamphetamine tablets and 50 kilograms (110 pounds) of crystal meth Friday at a house in Chiang Rai, Thailand's northernmost province bordering Myanmar and Laos. He said one Thai man and two Thai women were arrested.

Thailand is a leading market and transit point for methamphetamine, much of it produced in Myanmar.

The year's biggest seizure of more than 4 million tablets was made at a checkpoint in Chiang Rai two weeks ago. About 2 million tablets were seized Thursday in the northern province of Lampang.