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Two Phuket men arrested with 45 kilos of kratom

Two men were arrested in Thalang yesterday (March 26) and together they had in their possession a total of 45 kilos of kratom leaves.

krathom leaves PhuketAt 2:45pm, Thalang police led by Lt Col Weerayuth Sithirattanakol arrested Yorhard Arnati, 57, with 4.50 kilos of fresh kratom leaves at his home at Moo 3 in Pa Khlok.

The arrest of Yorhard came after police learned that Pa Khlok teenagers regularly came to hang out and take drugs at his house. Therefore, police raided Yorhard̕s home yesterday afternoon and found a sack of fresh kratom leaves in the bathroom.

After being questioned by police, Yorhard gave the name of his kratom supplier, Surasak Procksakul, 36, who also lives in Moo 3. Pa Khlok.

Police went to Surasak’s home, carried out a search, and discovered 14 bundles of kratom leaves weighing 550 grams each. In total there were 750 bundles weighing 31 kilos, and also two bags containing 8.50 kilos.

Both Yorhard and Surasak were taken to Thalang police station, Yorhard faces being charged with possession of a Category 5 drug, while Surasak faces being charged with possession of Category 5 drug with intent to sell.

Phuket News



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