Police in Phuket have seized thousands of methamphetamine tablets and arrested 4 suspects in a series of drug busts on the island. Two of the raids took place in the northern district of Thalang, while the third was in the sub-district of Ratsada, near Phuket Old Town. According to a Phuket Express report, in total, narcotics suppression officers confiscated 18,200 methamphetamine tablets and 100 grams of crystal meth.
The first raid, at a property in Thalang district, led to the arrest of 27-year-old Siwakorn Chuaymit and the seizure of 2 bags of crystal meth, 91 bags of methamphetamine pills, and a number of other related items. Siwakorn has been charged with the illegal possession of Category 1 narcotics for sale.
The second bust also took place at a house in Thalang district, where 41-year-old Saman Intarnruang was arrested. Police confiscated a bag containing 67 methamphetamine tablets, a device for smoking crystal meth, a digital weighing machine, a shotgun, and 6 rounds of ammunition. Saman has been charged with the illegal possession of Category 1 narcotics for sale as well as the unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition.
In the sub-district of Ratsada, police raided a third property and arrested 24-year-old Thanapon Saengchan. Officers also confiscated 5 bags containing a total of 50 methamphetamine tablets, a bag of crystal meth, a mobile phone, and a device for smoking crystal meth. As part of the same bust, police also arrested 23-year-old Rungsawang Kwanthong in Chalong, in the south of the island, and confiscated 10 methamphetamine tablets he had in his possession.
All 4 suspects are being held at Phuket Police Station for interrogation and prosecution.
Meanwhile, drugs suppression police seized 631 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine and arrested seven suspects in Songkhla province, southern Thailand, on Saturday.
SOURCE: The Phuket Express