Phuket

Red light jumper caught with gun, drugs

PHUKET: A man was arrested after running a red light in Karon, but later found to be in possession of illegal substances.

Sen Sgt Maj Hatthaporn Thongkhaobua of the Karon Traffic Police was on duty at a traffic light in Karon when he saw a white Isuzu pick-up truck moving from Karon toward Chalong Circle.

The driver cruised right through a red light so the sergeant followed him.

“After I flagged him down and searched him, we found 60 grams of ya ice (crystal methamphetamine), a gun and five bullets,” said Maj Hatthaporn.

“The suspect, Kasemsan Keankam, 30, was charged with possession of a category 1 drug, possession of a weapon and ammunition without permission, and disobeying a red light,” he added.

Mr Kasemsan was later taken to Karon Police Station for further legal processing.

— Kritsada Mueanhawong

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