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New Zealand expat arrested for alleged drug dealing and working on retirement visa

Police in Chiang Mai have arrested a New Zealand man for alleged drug dealing and working without a work permit.

Police raided a restaurant on Sam Lan Road at 10pm on Tuesday and arrested a 55 year old man.

According to Chiang Mai News, police raided the restaurant after they received reports the New Zealand man was running the restaurant without the correct visa and a work permit. 

Officers who searched the premises then found a haul of drugs, which included 64 ecstasy pills, almost 10 grams of cocaine and a quantity of ketamine.

The man was charged with possession of class 1 and class 2 narcotics and dealing of class 1 drugs. 

He was also charged with working in Thailand without the correct visa type and work permit. 

The man is currently being held in Chiang Mai Police Station pending further legal proceedings. 

Thai Visa /  Chiang Mai News

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