THALANG: Police manning a checkpoint at the Heroines’ Monument arrested a man in the early hours of Sunday after finding 100 grams of cannabis resin on his person. Kanchanaburi-born Monsit Mapiyaphan, 31, aroused the interest of officers after he got off the back of a friend’s motorcycle and tried to walk past the checkpoint. Pol Lt Col Chanuchan Pongsuwat, Inspector of Thalang Police Station, said, “He was suspicious in many ways. When we searched him we found cannabis resin in his trouser pocket.” “He was arrested and charged with possession of a type 5 illegal drug,” said Col Chanuchan. “He is now in the cells.” Monsit’s waiting friend, spotting the arrest, promptly turned his motorbike around and sped away from the checkpoint, eluding capture.
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