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Pickup Truck in Bokeo Found with 6 Million Amphetamine Pills

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Local police seized a large number of narcotics from a vehicle parked in a field in Bokeo’s Huayxay district on Monday.

Bokeo police, in cooperation with drug suppression officials, inspected a pickup truck parked in a meadow on the province’s outskirts on Monday morning.

There were plenty of bags found inside the pickup truck and some on its tailgate. The driver of the truck was missing from the site when the vehicle was being checked by law enforcement officials.

Following an initial inspection, police uncovered a massive number of amphetamine pills inside 24 bags weighing 672 kg.

The authorities are now investigating further into the incident and looking for the truck driver who was transporting the illicit drugs.

Last week, at the Lao Bao border checkpoint, Vietnamese authorities also discovered narcotics on passenger buses which were traveling from Laos’s Savannakhet to Vietnam’s Quảng Trị province.

During the same week, a Thai military patrol unit got involved in a gun battle with a drug trafficking gang attempting to carry drugs across the country’s Chiang Rai province, resulting in the deaths of five suspects.

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