Ya bah found under mattress

PHUKET TOWN: Police arrested a couple in a raid over the weekend and discovered illegal drugs hidden under a mattress in their hotel room. Acting on a tip-off that a delivery of ya bah (methamphetamine) had just been made, Marine Police took Rhom Chantarat, 48, and Jinawal Phromharn, 22 into custody early on Saturday. In a plastic bag under the mattress in room 416 of the Manorah Hotel on Komaraphat Rd they found 170 ya bah pills. Pol Maj Prasert Srikhunnarat said, “We had been watching them for some time because we were informed that neither of them had permanent jobs but that they seemed well off. “Our informant said that they were big agents here in Phuket, selling ya bah to the smaller dealers.” Officers also confiscated two Honda Wave motorbikes, two Nokia cell phones, and 12,200 baht cash. Rhom and Jinawal denied the charges. They are now in Phuket Provincial Prison awaiting trial.

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