90,000 speed pills seized near Thai beach resort

BANGKOK, Nov. 3 (Xinhua) — A haul of methamphetamine tablets, wrapped up inside what may look like gift parcels, was seized from a sedan near Hua Hin beach resort on Saturday, Thai police said.

A total of 90,011 speed pills, contained in the bogus gift parcels, were seized and two suspected drug traffickers were arrested at a road checkpoint in Cha-am district of Phetchaburi province, about 175 kilometers south of Bangkok, according to acting provincial police commander Thianchai Khamapaso.

The police unwrapped the suspicious-looking parcels and found packs of methamphetamine tablets inside.

The drug suspects told the police that they had been hired 10,000 baht each (about 303 U.S. dollars) to transport the speed pills from Bangkok to Hua Hin where they had been ordered to deliver them to an unnamed customer.

The police commander commented that drug traffickers might probably hide drugs in what looks like gift parcels on the occasions of New Year or other festive seasons.

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