PHUKET TOWN: A frantic mother reported her own son to the police on Friday in a desperate bid to stop him taking ya bah. Pol Lt Parichat Jaturonpan of Phuket Town Police Station told the Gazette that he had received an anonymous phone call urging him to arrest a man at a bicycle shop on Patiphat Rd. The caller said the man was a user of the drug. Police went to the shop and arrested Kriangwit Ongjareon, 23, after finding four ya bah pills in his pocket. Later that night, the man’s mother, Pattama Ongjaroen, went to the police station to visit her son, but was told that visiting hours had ended for the day. It was then that she told police that she had made the call. Her son had been addicted to ya bah for two years, she said, and she did not know how to get him off the drug – other than by having him jailed.
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