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Brit held on drugs charges in Pattaya says ex-wife set him up

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A British man wanted on drugs charges in the UK was arrested in Pattaya on Friday.

Brit held on drugs charges in Pattaya says ex-wife set him up | News by Samui Times

The 31 year old man, who is suspected of being a key player in a major drug trafficking operation based in the Oxford area of England, was arrested at a house in the Bang Lamung district after officials from the British Embassy asked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for help in locating him.

Police said the man entered Thailand on 11 October 2019 and was granted permission to stay in the country until 9 November 2019. 

However, Thaivisa understands the man may have been in Pattaya since 2016 when he fled the UK after being charged in connection with the supply of cocaine, cannabis, amphetamines and MDMA worth in excess of £1 million.

The man, who denies all charges against him, said he was set up by his ex Thai wife, claiming she filed the drugs charges to get back at him after he ended their relationship.

The man is being held pending further legal proceedings. He is expected to be extradited to the UK. 

Thai Visa / Komchadluek

Brit held on drugs charges in Pattaya says ex-wife set him up | News by Samui Times
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