Phuket police seize almost 4,000 ya ba pills

THA CHAT CHAI, PHUKET: Phuket police arrested a 26-year-old man in possession of almost 4,000 ya ba (methamphetamine) pills at Tha Chat Chai checkpoint yesterday.

Mr Pakorn Sa-nguansin told police he was a courier delivering the pills to a customer in Mai Khao.

He picked up the drugs from a Burmese man in Phang Nga, he said.

Tah Chat Chai Police Superintendent Sakchai Limchareon said he received a tip-off that a man in a black Toyota Vios would attempt to smuggle ya ba pills through the checkpoint that day.

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When Mr Pakorn arrived at the checkpoint at around 5.40am, police searched his car, finding 3,932 pills in 20 blue plastic bags in the glove compartment.

A .38 caliber revolver and bullets were also recovered.

Mr Pakorn has been charged with possession of a type 1 drug and possession of a firearm without a license.

— Atchaa Khamlo

Phuket News

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