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Phuket drug users scramble free of police net – two women arrested

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PHUKET: A police drug bust yesterday netted only two female meth dealers after several teenagers using drugs at a bungalow in Phuket managed to scramble to freedom.

One of the two woman arrested, Supattra Kanam, 24, spotted the police arriving at the bungalow, about half a kilometer from the Heroines’ Monument. She was able to run into the house and warn the youths using drugs inside, allowing them to escape, explained Thalang Police Inspector Weerayuth Sitthirattanakul

“Because of her warning, we were only able to arrest Ms Supattra and a 17-year-old. Both of them are from Thalang,” Lt Col Weerayuth said.

Inside the house police discovered 707 ya ba (methamphetamine) pills and just over 90 grams of ya ice (crystal methamphetamine).

“The drugs were packed in small plastic bags, ready to be sold,” Lt Col Weerayuth said.

“Both women have confessed to owning the drugs, saying that they had purchased them from a man named ‘Bang Bao’ on August 4. They said they had purchased them with the intent of re-selling them to local youth,” Lt Col Weerayuth said.

Both women were charged with possession of a Category 1 drug with intent to sell.

— Thawit Bilabdullar

 

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