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PHUKET: Police on Thursday arrested two men for selling ya bah (methamphetamines). The first was a 28-year-old former petrol station worker from Trang, who sold the drug to undercover officers outside the Thairat Wittaya School in Kathu. After his arrest, he was found to be in possession of 197 pills. He confessed that he had come to Phuket 16 times to sell ya bah, and had sold about 10,000 pills, making a profit of around 150,000 baht. Later the same day, outside the Thai Farmers Bank on Chanajaroen Rd, Phuket Town, police arrested a 48-year-old, posing as a taxi-driver, waiting for a customer for drugs. He was found to be in possession of 60 pills of ya bah. Both men were charged with possession of an illicit drug with intent to sell. Phuket has seen a rash of ya bah arrests over the past two months. The September 1 issue of the Phuket Gazette will explore the threat of the drug here, particularly as it relates to students.

 

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