Police nab Patong ya bah dealer

PATONG: Phuket City Police seized more than 220 ya bah (methamphetamine) pills and arrested two men and one woman in a series of drugs raids on Thursday.

Pol Maj Chalermchai Hernsawat posed as a buyer and arranged to buy ya bah pills from Apiwat “Tee” Sumetheentikul at Sainamyen Soi 1 at 11:30 am.

At the rendezvous, police found Apiwat in possession of 70 ya bah pills and arrested him.

While being questioned at Kathu Police Station, Apiwat received a phone call from a young woman known as “Na”.

Apiwat told police that he had arranged to meet the girl by an advertising billboard on the bypass road to supply her with ya bah pills that were hidden there.

Police took Apiwat to the meeting point, where a bag containing 150 ya bah pills was found, although police were unable to find Na.

Apiwat was then escorted to his home at Sainamyen Soi 1, where a bag of five ya bah pills were found and two of his friends – Nares Sangsamee, 26, and Davan Janheep, 24 – were arrested.

Apiwat had been released from prison in May after being convicted of using and distributing ya bah.

On Thursday he was again charged with using and distributing ya bah. Nares and Davan were charged with using ya bah.

All three are being held at Kathu Police Station.

Phuket News

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