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PHUKET: A man incarcerated on drug charges at Klong Prem Central prison in Bangkok managed to order a bus to transport 3,000 ya bah (methamphetamines) pills to his son in Phuket from his prison cell. However, not everything went according to plan for the father-son duo.

The Phuket Provincial Police drug suppression unit discovered 2,893 of the pills when they raided three rented rooms in an apartment building on Phun Pol Road in Phuket yesterday afternoon. Police raided the apartments because it was suspected they were being used to store and sell drugs.

During the raid, they arrested four men for possession of the pills with intent to sell, and confiscated a .45 caliber pistol, 7 bullets, 90,000 baht in cash and three mobile phones.

One of the suspects apprehended in the raid told police that he had ordered the drugs by mobile phone from his father, an inmate at Klong Prem Central Prison, and that the drugs were transported from Bangkok to Phuket by bus.

At the time of arrest, all four men confessed to selling the drugs, but later denied the charges and said they would fight the case in court.

 

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