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Thai authorities have seized illegal drugs including heroin and methamphetamines worth an estimated $US33 million that are believed to have been smuggled from Burma, officials said on Thursday.
A military border taskforce, acting on a tip-off, said it set up a checkpoint in northern Chiang Rai province late on Wednesday.
Troops tried to stop a suspicious pickup truck but it managed to get away.
The vehicle and the drugs – including 95kg of crystal methamphetamine and 3.4kg of heroin – were later found abandoned. The suspects have not been caught.