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Thai/Aussie arrested after growing more than 200 ganja plants in his garden

Police in Hua Hin have arrested a man of mixed Australian and Thai parentage. His house and garden was full of hundreds of ganja plants and he was selling the drug locally.

ganga-haul-thailandNow police have got hold of his accounts books with lots of names and are trying to trace all his customers.

Jia Kanokkhamsin, 46, a sculptor who has lived in Thailand for a long time, has admitted to running a ganja business out of his house in Nong Plab sub-district.

Acting on information received the district chief Rutpratheep Thammaraphiphat and local police chief Chayakorn Sriladecho paid him a visit yesterday with other cops and soldiers.

They found a lot of evidence all around as well as inside the one story property that stands on 13 rai of land.

There were 200 5 centimeter tall plants in four plots, 43 plants between 50 and 80 centimeters tall, one and a half kilos of pressed ganja, other dried and fresh cut variety as well as 376 grams of seeds.

There were 200 5 centimeter tall plants in four plots, 43 plants between 50 and 80 centimeters tall, one and a half kilos of pressed ganja, other dried and fresh cut variety as well as 376 grams of seeds.

There was also a couple of dozen bottles of ganja pickled in booze, Daily News reported.

Several accounts books with names of customers and some bank account books were also taken into evidence.

Police said that the man – who used to live at the property with his Thai wife before they split up – has a  previous offence for ganja against his name.

He told the cops that getting ganja to sell was getting hard so he decided to cut out the middle man and grow and distribute his own.

Now the police are expanding the case to track down those buying from him.

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