One dead in shootout between Army and drug smugglers in Mae Ai

A drug smuggler has been killed in a shootout between the Royal Thai Army and smugglers in Mae Ai.

The shootout occurred two kilometers south of the Myanmar border in Ban Sandudung Village in Tambon Tha Ton yesterday, Nov. 27 at around 7:30 p.m.

Soldiers on patrol in the area stumbled across around 10 armed men with backpacks walking through a forest resulting in a shootout between the two groups.

The dead man was found to be carrying around 100,000 yaba tablets and one kilogram of heroin.