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More than 150 police and soldiers led by the provincial chief swung into action on Koh Samui yesterday under orders to rid the holiday island of the scourge of hard drugs.
With chief Apichart Bunsrirot up front the officers and local officials fanned out to target two communities where drugs abound.
These were the Ban Hua Thanon area in Maret sub-district and Soi Phoonsawat in Bo Phut.
In the first location they arrested Saneh Topulat, 47, who was taking heroin while in his underpants, reported Daily News.
They also caught 26 year old Wichai Dechorat with a bag of “ice (methamphetamine) hidden under his TV in the bedroom.
The exact quantity of the haul was not reported.
Seven youths were detained on unspecified drugs charges and 10 tested positive for drugs with the telltale purple urine test.
Whatever happened, or didn’t happen, in Soi Phoonsawat was not mentioned in the story.
Chief Apichart said his men were acting under orders from the government and National Police to suppress the drugs business in the tourist areas ahead of the Samui Festival that runs from September 7 to 11.