Five kilograms of ice was seized as police intercepted a vehicle swap in Mae Ai yesterday July 28.
The drugs were seized in Ban Paisai, Moo 1 Malika at around 10 a.m.
In a strange twist on a traditional northern drug seizure, police received a tip-off that drug dealers were due to exchange a vehicle in the area to continue with their smuggling activities. Apparently, it was easier to swap vehicles with the drugs already hidden in a vehicle than it was to move them.
A woman, Miss. Na Dimit, 33 from Ban Luang, Mae Ai was arrested at the scene although she denied any knowledge of the drugs, saying that she had arranged to purchase the vehicle from another person.
The five kilograms of ice were valued at 700,000 baht while the vehicle, worth around 650,000 baht was also seized.