Connect with us

Phuket

Phuket Police pursuit nets drug suspect from fish pond

Published

 on 

PHUKET: Phuket City Police in hot pursuit of a drug suspect yesterday finally arrested their man after hauling him out of a fish pond in Rassada.

Police were alerted to the suspect when officers at a checkpoint on Palian Road in Phuket Town saw a new Toyota Vios, still bearing red license plates, pull over just short of the checkpoint at about 3pm.

The officer’s suspicions grew when they saw the driver get out of the vehicle and run off on foot.

Officers gave chase and reported the incident to police headquarters.

Phuket City Deputy Superintendent Chao Pormna quickly rallied a team of officers and police volunteers and cordoned off the area.

Failing to find the suspect, they began a sweep through the residents’ yards and pockets of uncleared undergrowth in the surrounding area.

Two hours later, the officers found 27-year-old Subthawee Srisuwan hiding in a pond near the Supalai City Hill Phuket housing estate in Rassada.

After fishing him out of the lake, officers found 10 pills of ya bah (methamphetamine) in the pockets of his wet shorts.

Police also searched the abandoned car and seized as evidence a .38mm handgun with five bullets and a plastic zip bag containing 10 grams of ya ice (crystal methamphetamine).

While the police escorted Mr Subthawee from the scene, he reminded the officers that he had left his t-shirt and shoes under a nearby house before he dove into the pond. The officers obliged and collected the belongings

“All evidence is collected for further investigation,” said Lt Col Chao.

Mr Subthawee was charged with possession of category 1 drugs, illegal possession of a firearm and carrying a firearm in a public place, Col Chao confirmed.

— Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

Get more from The Thaiger

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.

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

Follow Thaiger by email:

What you get for $X7 hours ago

What $100,000 buys you for a condo in Bangkok, Phuket, Pattaya, Koh Samui and Hua Hin

Thailand8 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Activists plan protests all across Thailand

Thailand9 hours ago

Snitching on parking space hoggers could earn you 5,000 baht in Thailand

Sponsored17 hours ago

10 Best Seed Banks that Ship Cannabis Seeds Discreetly to You (Free US Shipping)

Weather9 hours ago

Storm Noru weakens from typhoon to depression as it moves across Thailand

World10 hours ago

Suicide bombing in Afghanistan hits students preparing for exam

Politics10 hours ago

BREAKING: Prayut reinstated as Prime Minister of Thailand

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Technology11 hours ago

What role for Thailand in China’s great European EV invasion?

Cambodia11 hours ago

Cambodian delegation in UK to seach for stolen treasures

Thailand11 hours ago

20 baht notes printed with errors, says Bank of Thailand

Crime11 hours ago

Loan shark bombs debtor’s house in southern Thailand

Thailand12 hours ago

Thai researchers develop flood-resistant rice strain

Press Room12 hours ago

Southeast Asia’s hospitality leaders step into the ring to fight for sustainability at PHIST 5

Crime12 hours ago

Horrified relatives attempt ID of disfigured suitcase victim

Travel12 hours ago

Things to do in Bangkok that cost next to nothing (2022)

Travel13 hours ago

5 best spa treatments in Bangkok to pamper yourself this September – October

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism2 years ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending