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Drug dealer serves time in Pattalung, arrested in Phuket for dealing again

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PHUKET: A drug dealer who had recently been released from a six-year stint in prison was arrested in Phuket yesterday in possession of 105,000 baht of ya ice (crystal methamphetamine).

Jakkarin Songpet, 33, was stopped by Thalang Police at the Baan Bang Jo checkpoint on Thepkrasattri Road at about 5:30pm.

“We pulled him over because he was driving a motorbike without a license plate and acting suspicious,” said Lt Suchart Leucha of the Thalang Police.

“We searched him and found 30 plastic bags containing ya ice: 11 bags with 1.19 grams; two bags with 1.61 grams; seven bags with 1.21 grams another seven with 1.81 grams; and three bags with 1.23 grams.

“The total value of the drugs was about 105,000 baht.”

Police took Mr Jakkarin to the Thalang Police Station, where he confessed to selling drugs to teenagers in Patong.

“Mr Jakkarin told us he had been released from prison three months ago after serving a six-year sentence in Pattalung for selling methamphetamine,” said Lt Suchart.

“After his term, he got a job as a security guard in Patong and began selling drugs to teenagers there. The drugs had been bought and transported from Pattalung.”

Mr Jakkarin was charged with possession of a Category 1 drug with intent to sell.

— Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

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