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Phuket Police make five meth arrests in two days, booty seized worth more than B5 million

Provincial police have announced making a handful of meth arrests and seizures over the past few days, noting the value of drugs seized to be worth more than B5 million.

five million baht drugs bustUnder the direction of Phuket Provincial Police Commander, Pol Maj Gen Theeraphon Thipcharoen, Phuket Police held a press conference today to reveal details of the arrests.

At 6pm on May 4 Phuket drug suppression officers arrested Mr Rachai “Un” Kuadcheua, 33, at a well-known apartment on Soi Nopakhun, off Mae Luean Rd in Phuket City’s Talad Yai sub district.

Caught in possession of 13 meth pills (ya bah), Un was chargedwith possession of a Category 1 drug without permit.

Then at 1.30am on May 5, Thalang drug suppression officers raided an apartment block in in the Thepkrasatrri sub district, where they arrested Mr Charin “Pu” Rattasit, 34, and Mr Mongkol “Kik” Chetapun, 23.

Pu was found to be in possession of 8 grams of crystal meth, and subsequently charged with possession of a Category 1 drug (ya ice) with intent to sell.

Kik, on the other hand, was found to be in possession of 239 grams of crystal meth, 492 meth pills, a home-made 12-guage shotgun with two 12-guage bullets, as well as 35 .9 mm bullets,  and was subsequently charged with possession of Category 1 drugs (ya bah and ya ice) with intent to sell, as well as possession of a firearm without permit.

Then, at 5pm on May 5, Phuket City drug suppression officers nabbed Mr Yotwarit “Boom” Kaewpaitoon, 23, of Rassada, who was scooped up at the parking lot of the same apartment in Phuket’s Talad Yai sub district that Un was arrested the day before.

Then at a rubber plantation in Mai Khao’s Moo 4 at 5.40pm on May 5 Thalang police arrested and charged Mr Chuchart “Hong” Wanwichaikul, 35, who was found to be in possession of about 1.9kg of crystal meth and 5,580 meth pills, seizing from him a Toyota pickup truck.

Phuket News

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