Hanoi (VNA) – Around 5.6 million methamphetamine tablets have been seized in Thai territory along Mekong River during a one-month anti-drug mission, said a Thai navy official has said.

The Thai navy's Mekong Riverine Unit (MRU) task forces, based at several stations along Mekong River in Nong Khai province, Bueng Kan province and Nakhon Phanom province, have seized about 5.6 million speed pills, between October 1-30, according to MRU Commander Rear Adm. Charatkiat Chaiyaphan.

Those speed pills might otherwise have sold for over 3 billion baht (about 96 million USD) in a blackmarket, Rear Adm. Charatkiat was quoted by Xinhua News Agency as saying.

In addition, 248 kilogrammes of heroin have been smuggled across the river and seized in Thai territory by the MRU, he said./.