“Sting’ traps Burmese ya bah dealer

PHUKET: Police have arrested a Burmese in possession of 110 ya bah (methamphetamine) pills and are now pursuing the man’s supplier. Acting on a tip-off, officers spent more than a month on the case before trapping the man in a “sting” as he tried to sell the drugs to undercover police. The man, named by police as Samsor, 32, worked at Saphan Pla Organization (the government fishery dealer) where other workers called him “Sarawat” (Inspector). Pol Lt Col Ekawut Sanaeporn, Deputy Superintendent of Phuket Provincial Police, said, “He liked to act like a Mafia man around there. That’s why everyone called him Sarawat.” After Samsor met police for the drug sale on Saturday and was arrested, they found 100 ya bah pills and 9,900 baht in his jeans and 10 more pills buried under a tree near the fish center. “We know who his supplier is,” Col Ekawut said, but declined to give further details. Samsor, who lived with his wife on Si Sena Rd, was charged with possession and sale of drugs, and being an illegal immigrant.

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