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Police arrest school-run mum, seize 6,000 ya bah pills

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PHUKET CITY: Police yesterday stopped a 25-year-old woman after she dropped her daughter off at Kajornkietsuksa School on Pattana Rd, and searched her car. In it they discovered 3,000 ya bah (methamphetamine) pills. She was also found to have 63,000 baht in her possession.



Pol Col Phuwadol Vudduccanok, Deputy Superintendent of Phuket City Police Station, yesterday named the woman as Aroonporn “Jeab” Choorat and said that a subsequent search of her home in Soi Massayid, Chalong, turned up another 3,000 pills.

Other evidence seized included the contents of her bank account, as well as her house and her car.

Col Phuwadol said that Aroonporn told police that the ya bah had come from a supplier in northern Thailand, who sent shipments by bus to Phuket Bus Station.

After questioning Aroonporn, police then arrested Pa Khlok resident Panee Ngerndee while she was working at her food stall at Phuket Technical College.

Panee was found to have two ya bah pills on her person, and confessed to having “many more” at home.

Col Phuwadol said that the investigation continues and police hope that it will lead to the arrest of more ya bah dealers in Phuket.

 

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