Wang Thonglang police apprehend two Narathiwat natives in late-night methamphetamine bust

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Police officers from Wang Thonglang Station apprehended two young men accused of dealing methamphetamines. The suspects, both from Yingo District in the Narathiwat Province, attempted to flee upon spotting the officers.

They discarded their illicit drugs along the way, which were later recovered. Both confessed to intending to sell the drugs to teenagers.

The arrest took place in the middle of the night yesterday in Soi Ladprao, 122 Junction 7, Wang Thonglang District. The police were tipped off by a local who had noticed the two acting suspiciously near the entrance of Soi Ladprao 122 Junction 7.

The resident, identified as Yotsapon Chanthanachat, followed the suspects, identified as 26 year old Irfan Samae and 25 year old Abdulrohlorn Salawbaya who, upon noticing him, tried to escape. He called the police, who promptly arrived at the scene, reported KhaoSod.

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The discarded items were identified as four plastic bags containing 800 red, flat, round methamphetamine pills stamped with the letters WY, wrapped in blue plastic. Upon questioning, both suspects admitted to possession of the drugs and their intention to distribute them among the youth in Soi Ramkhamhaeng 53.

The police detained the suspects and conducted a preliminary urine test at the Wang Thonglang Police Station. The test indicated the presence of Category 1 narcotics (methamphetamines or ice) in the suspects’ urine.

Further testing at the Nopparat Hospital confirmed these results. The suspects understood and confessed to all charges, leading the officers to hand them over to the investigating officers at the Wang Thonglang Police Station for further legal proceedings.

In related news, a Thai man was arrested yesterday for concealing 5 kilogrammes of methamphetamine, also known as ice, in a hidden compartment under the chassis of his vehicle.

The suspect, identified as 37 year old Phutthinan, also known as Gift, from Hat Yai, Songkhla, claimed to be a tourist. However, police were suspicious and had his vehicle examined by a mechanic who discovered the hidden compartment. To read more click HERE

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