BANGKOK (AFP) - THAI police arrested two men and a woman in northern Thailand on Sunday found with 300,000 stimulant pills worth nearly US$1 million (S$1.40 million).
Officers followed the trio for several days as they travelled to Chiang Mai province, where they detained the group and found the amphetamine pills in boxes in a truck, thought to be destined for Bangkok.
Police estimated the street value of the drugs to be US$919 million.
The suspects from the ethnic minority Hmong group were charged with drugs possession.
Drugs trafficking officially carries the death penalty although executions are rare.