Nine arrested in Songkhla drug raid, crystal meth seized

Photo courtesy of Bangkok Post

A police raid on a house in Songkhla’s Mueang district led to the arrest of nine people for alleged drug use, along with the seizure of crystal methamphetamine (Ice).

Border Patrol Police executed the raid in Thung Wang subdistrict yesterday, July 10, discovering six men and three women partaking in a drug-fuelled party.

The suspects attempted to escape upon seeing the officers but were quickly apprehended. The police confiscated a sachet of Ice, drug-taking paraphernalia, 12 rounds of bullets, and other items from the premises.

Udom Phuekphong and Duangkamon Darayon, both 37, admitted to owning the house and confessed that the drugs belonged to them. They were charged with possession of illegal drugs and drug use, with Udom facing an additional charge for illegal possession of ammunition.

The remaining seven individuals confessed to using crystal meth and were charged with drug use. All suspects were handed over to investigators at Mueang Police Station for further legal proceedings.

The raid stemmed from a complaint alleging that drugs were being sold from the house and that drug parties were frequently held there, reported Bangkok Post.

“We received credible information and acted swiftly to prevent further illegal activities.”

In related news, police raided a drug party, arresting 29 individuals and seizing a substantial amount of narcotics. The raid also revealed 22 individuals testing positive for drugs, further investigations ultimately led to the arrest of the drug supplier.

Police conducted the raid at a building in Wang Thonglang District, Bangkok on June 24, uncovering a variety of drugs, including 1.1 kilogrammes of crystal methamphetamine, eight tablets of methamphetamine, 10 grammes of ketamine, 130 ecstasy pills, and 1.5 grammes of heroin.

In other news, police apprehended a former Muay Thai boxer involved in drug trafficking at a noodle shop in Din Daeng, Bangkok. The 21 year old suspect was found with a substantial amount of crystal methamphetamine and ketamine.

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Puntid Tantivangphaisal

Originally from Hong Kong, Puntid moved to Bangkok in 2020 to pursue further studies in translation. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong. Puntid spent 8 years living in Manchester, UK. Before joining The Thaiger, Puntid has been a freelance translator for 2 years. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and listening to music, as well as writing short fiction and poetry.

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