Connect with us

Phuket

4 charged, 566 pills seized in ya bah busts

Legacy Phuket Gazette

Published

 on 

4 charged, 566 pills seized in ya bah busts | Thaiger

PHUKET CITY: Four people have been charged and more than 500 ya bah (methamphetamine) pills seized in two separate cases in Phuket City on Thursday.

Maj Wichan Suwannasit of the Phuket City Police told the Gazette that about 6:30 pm police arrested Thanat “Ped” Soithong with 10 ya bah pills at the home of 23-year-old Chamaiphon “Ann” Kanrit on Luang Por Chuon Rd Soi 5.

Police had earlier arrested Ann for possession and sale of a small amount of the drug at the nearby Jatujak Market.

Ann confessed to the charges, police said, saying she bought five to 10 pills at a time from Ped at 380 baht each and resold them at 500 baht each.

Police arrested Ped, a 30-year-old native of Bangkok, outside Ann’s home after she allegedly told police that she was waiting for him to come to her home to resupply her with 10 pills and collect payment.

Under questioning, Ped told police he had 550 more pills at his home on Phuket Rd, police said.

After being escorted there, he showed police where had stashed 550 more pills behind the frame of a wall mirror.

He bought the pills from a supplier in Bangkok in packs of 200, paying 3,000 baht per pack, police said.

Ped had flown to Bangkok four times to pick up two or three packs at a time before he was arrested, Maj Wichan said.

Both Ann and Ped were denied bail and are now being held at Phuket Provincial Prison.

Also being held at the prison are two Thalang men who were arrested after selling six ya bah pills to undercover police about 11:30 pm near the Laem Hin turnoff on Thepkrasattri in Koh Kaew.

Following a tip-off, police arranged to buy six pills for a total of 3,000 baht.

Police identified the men as Kathawut “Boy” Wimutisuk and Apichat “Cha” Channam, both 22.

One motorbike and one mobile phone were seized.

 

Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forums
🔔 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join YouTube for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram

image

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Thailand31 mins ago

Thailand News Today | ‘Crowding’ due to camera angles, train hospitals | July 29

Thailand55 mins ago

Spray guns ineffective and dangerous, says TFDA

Drugs1 hour ago

Methamphetamine pills hidden in instant noodle packets delivered for Covid patient

Sponsored2 hours ago

Experience Phuket’s Islands with 5 Star Marine

Welcome back to Thailand!

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in Thailand - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages!

Coronavirus (Covid-19)2 hours ago

Anonymous “Dr Sandy” says pray the Covid situation gets better

Coronavirus (Covid-19)2 hours ago

Thursday Covid Update: Record high of 17,669 new cases; provincial totals

Phuket3 hours ago

Phuket governor eyes construction camps for stricter Covid measures

image
Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Best of4 hours ago

Top 5 spas in Chiang Mai

Coronavirus (Covid-19)4 hours ago

Health Minister says Bang Sue not crowded, blames “camera angles”

Cambodia5 hours ago

Cambodia plans lockdown with 8 provinces that border Thailand

Bangkok6 hours ago

Sleeper trains in Bangkok to become isolation facilities for Covid-19 patients

Thailand6 hours ago

GMT | New record infections, Pattaya ‘Move On’, drones or fireworks? | July 29

Coronavirus Vaccines6 hours ago

US government to donate 2.5 million vaccine doses to Thailand

Best of6 hours ago

Top 5 cafes in Pattaya

Media7 hours ago

Media outlets call on Thai government to lift restrictions on freedom of expression

Koh Samui7 hours ago

Surge in new Covid infections on Koh Samui

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism5 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism5 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism5 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Southern floods, Face mask fines, Thai Air Asia woes | January 8

Trending