BANGKOK Over a million tablets of methamphetamine were seized in a sedan in southern Thailand and a house in a suburban area of Bangkok on Sunday, a police general said on Monday.

Police seized 390,000 tablets of methamphetamine which had been hidden in the trunk of the sedan at a parking lot of a retail store in Hat Yai, 944 km south of Bangkok, and arrested four persons, two males and two females, as drug trafficking suspects, Xinhua news agency quoted Assistant Police Commissioner General Pol. Gen. Thanitsak Thirasawat saying.

That prompted the police to raid the house in Pathum Thani province, about 60 km north of Bangkok, where another 656,000 speed pills were seized.

The suspected drug traffickers, identified as Monchai Maneenop, 40, Samai Unchai, 32, Punyanut Bunchiti, 34, and Benchamaphorn Limsuwan, 27, were believed to have taken the drugs from that house for planned delivery to an undisclosed destination in southern Thailand.

They said they had been hired for 100,000 baht (about US$3,185) in cash from an unidentified Thai national in exchange for the trafficking of the drugs.--NNN-Bernama

Source: NAM News Network