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PHUKET: An Italian man was busted for selling ya ice (crystal methamphetamine) to undercover cops in a sting operation in Patong Monday evening.

Fabio Milan Bocca, 35, was arrested at a rental house on Pisitkoranee Road in possession of 8.52 grams of ya ice, 6.79g of marijuana and a single ya bah (methamphetamine) pill.

“Our superintendent asked us to stomp out drugs in Patong, so we chased up a lead about Mr Fabio,” Lt Col Khunnadet Na Nongkhai of the Patong Police told the Phuket Gazette today.

“We went to the house to buy drugs as part of a sting operation. As soon as he opened the door, we entered and identified ourselves as officers. Inside we found his stash of drugs and drug paraphernalia.”

Mr Bocca was charged with possession of a Category 1 Drug with intent to sell and with possession of a Category 5 Drug with intent to sell.

— Thawit Bilabdullar

 

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