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Over Bt1m seized in Phuket meth arrest | Thaiger

PHUKET: A former driver at a local school was arrested at Tah Chat Chai checkpoint with 200 ya bah (methamphetamine) pills yesterday evening.

Acting on a tip-off, Tah Chat Chai Police led by Lt Nopparat Kongsuk pulled over a red-plated Vigo pickup at 7pm.

A search of the vehicle uncovered 200 ya bah pills stashed inside a plastic bag stuffed into a sock inside the cab.

Police arrested the driver, 34-year-old Boonsong Pinkaew of Phang Nga.

Also seized along with the Vigo was 169,000 baht in cash, seven bank account books indicating average balances of about 100,000 baht each, five bank cards and a cellphone.

Mr Boonsong confessed to duty officer Watcharin Jirattikalwiwat that he possessed the Category 1 narcotics with intent to distribute to customers in Phuket.

He had once been a driver at Thalang Technical College, but quit the job when he found trading drugs to be more lucrative, he told police.

— Pimwara Choksakulpan


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