Connect with us


Three arrested in Patong ya bah bust



Three arrested in Patong ya bah bust | Thaiger

PATONG: Kathu Police arrested three young men for possession of almost 200 ya bah (methamphetamine) pills in the early hours of yesterday morning.

At 1:30 am, an investigation team from Kathu District Police Station led by Maj Serm Kwannimit arrested the men in a rented room at 26/3 Soi King Fashion, off Rat-U-Thit 200 Pi Rd.

The trio were identified as Jamorn “Bird” Trakulta, 20, from Phetchabun; Sompong “Pong” Sasana, 23, from Buri Ram; and a 17-year-old identified only as “Em”, from Nakhon Sawan.

Kathu Police Duty Officer Sub Lt Naruwat Phuttawiro told the Gazette that 191 pills were seized: 135 pills from Jamorn; 36 pills from Sompong; and 20 pills from Em.

The drugs seized had a street value of about 95,500 baht.

“The three said that they got the ya bah from a friend in Chiang Mai. They are small-time dealers who only recently moved to Phuket. They did not have much cash in their possession,” he said.

All three were charged with possession of a Class 1 narcotic with intent to sell.


Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Drugs44 seconds ago

Hundreds of thousands of meth pills seized in Songkhla

Travel29 mins ago

Bangkok’s best health massage and spa: The ultimate pampering experience

Drugs32 mins ago

Raid finds all monks on drugs in Phetchabun temple

Sponsored2 hours ago

Challenges of starting a business in Thailand as a foreigner

Thailand55 mins ago

Thai officials plan to nominate historic park for World Heritage status

Thailand59 mins ago

British man injured in hit-and-run incident in Pattaya

Transport1 hour ago

Airports of Thailand streamlining procedures, adding staff

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Health2 hours ago

The WHO rename monkeypox to avoid racist stereotypes

Thailand2 hours ago

Murderer offers 100,000 baht to netizens to cut off his EM ankle bracelet | GMT

Crime2 hours ago

Man claims he thought illegal whale bones were wood

Pattaya2 hours ago

Pattaya’s Walk and Eat food festival coming up

Environment17 hours ago

Sea turtle choked to death on plastic waste

Thailand17 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Big Feast For Monkeys At Lopburi Festival

South18 hours ago

Buddhists and Muslims rally for peace together in South Thailand

Thailand18 hours ago

Cowardly rapist arrested for a fifth time in Isaan

Songkhla19 hours ago

Russian crewman’s hand cut off in Songkhla ship accident

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism2 years ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11