Thai Authorities Uncover Millions of Methamphetamine Pills Hidden Amongst Onion Cargo
THAILAND - Thanks to the vigilance of authorities in Thailand, criminals were once again kept from tarnishing the reputation of fresh produce with their illegal actions. This comes as a truck driver was recently arrested at a checkpoint in the Tha Sae district of the Chumphon province after alleged methamphetamine pills were uncovered in a load of onions.
Authorities stopped and searched the truck after the Narcotics Suppression Bureau (NSB) received information that smugglers were using trucks to move drugs across the country, according to reporting from Bangkok Post. A checkpoint was then set up, and the suspected vehicle was pulled over while carrying sacks of onions.
The driver was taken into custody after 5 million speed pills were found underneath the sacks of onions, which were then seized by police. The investigation is still ongoing.
Criminals work hard, but authorities are working harder, protecting the people and the fresh produce that we hold dear.