Mother has son arrested

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.

Phuket News

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

Legacy Phuket Gazette

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

Leave a Reply