Chiang Rai border shoot out leaves one dead

The Pha Muang Task Force clashed with drug traffickers crossing the border in Mae Chan District, Chiang Rai province, killing one. A unit of the Task Force was patrolling the area near Ban E-Kor in Mae Chan District when they encountered 6 men who opened fire on the unit. The members of the Task Force returned fire, resulting in a 10 minute firefight with the drug traffickers. The traffickers fled back across the border leaving one of their members dead at the scene and abandoning a .38mm weapon, a small amount of heroin and 3.1 million baht in cash.

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