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200kg of marijuana seized on Mekong River bank

Senior officials announce the seizure of 200 kilogrammes of marijuana and the arrest of a Lao man who was guarding it on the Mekong River bank in Nakhon Phanom’s That Phanom district, during a media briefing on Tuesday. (Photo: Pattanapong Sripiachai)

NAKHON PHANOM: A Lao man was arrested beside the Mekong River in That Phanom district and 200 kilogrammes of compressed marijuana seized late on Monday night.

A navy patrol caught the man while he was guarding  200 slabs of compressed marijuana, each weighing one kilogramme, on the river bank at Don Nang Hong village in That Phanom district.

A search also found five methamphetamine pills in his possession, which he said was for personal use.  A motorcycle was also seized. 

Nakhon Phanom governor Chathip Juranaseree, senior navy officers and border patrol…

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