Van stuffed with marijuana leads police on chase in Nakhon Phanom

Police in tambon Tha Uthen in the northeastern province of Nakhon Phanom signalled a van to pull over at a checkpoint at Ban Na Nua village after noticing it had Bangkok licence plates and wanting to look it. But officers had been surprised when the van instead sped away, as they quickly raced after the car in hot pursuit. After a chase, police shot out the tires on the van, forcing it to lastly stop.
But once it did, the driver jumped out and ran away, abandoning the van. Police soon realized why, as they opened the van and discovered 20 sacks inside, every one crammed with wrapped bars of compressed marijuana. Certified weighed 1 kilogramme and police recovered a large haul of 1,320 of them.
Smuggled of the twenty third Border Patrol Police Company confirmed that the van they’d pursued was full of 1.32 tonnes of marijuana, a couple of quarter of all the ganja that has been impounded in Nakhon Phanom since early this 12 months.
The province is a popular route for drug smugglers to sneak in marijuana from across the border in Laos, much of which is moved across the nation to Southern Thailand the place it’s distributed abroad, and more than 5 tonnes of ganja had been captured by authorities en route through Nakhon Phanom this year.
The huge drug bust in the early hours this morning was mentioned to be made up of Grade A high-quality marijuana with an estimated street value 0f at least 10 million baht.
While the man who was driving the van fled the scene and evaded capture and arrest by the officers that pursued him, police at the second are researching the ownership of the automobile to track down the suspect or others concerned within the drug smuggling..

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