Authorities in Nakhon Phanom, Thailand, have seized a load of cannabis near the Mekong River that was believed to have been smuggled from Laos.
Six makeshift motorcycle sidecars carrying 29 bags of the illicit substance were flagged and detained in Ban Phaeng district.
Approximately 1,000 kilograms of cannabis was found during the inspection, with some of the bags containing “marijuana bricks,” cannabis that has been condensed and compressed, weighing around 1 kilogram each.
Police suspect that the marijuana was transported across the Mekong River from Laos.
Since the start of the year, at least 8 to 10 tons of marijuana have been seized in the province of Nakhon Phanom’s border regions, according to local media.
Earlier last month, Thai customs officials arrested the Thai driver of a petrol tanker after discovering millions of amphetamine tablets in the truck as it made a return trip from delivering petrol in Laos.