Connect with us


Lucky police traffic stop nets wanted felon, drugs and guns



PHUKET: A random stop of two men at a checkpoint in Phuket Town on Thursday night netted Phuket Police drugs, guns and a man wanted on an attempted murder charge.

Police stopped Narongsak Dang-ngam, 36, and Nikom Srisoi, 45, at 11:30pm at Soi Surin 3 in Phuket Town (map here).

“Mr Narongsak was driving a pick up truck and Mr Nikom was his passenger. We stopped their car and asked to search it,” said Phuket City Police Chief Sermphan Sirikong.

Police found a .357 handgun in Mr Narongsak’s pants pocket and 25 grams of ya ice (crystal methamphetamine) in a bag in the pickup.

The two men were taken to Phuket City Police Station and charged with drug and gun possession.

While processing the arrest, police discovered Mr Narongsak was wanted by Chalong Police on an outstanding arrest warrant for assault with intent to kill.

On June 27 last year, Narongsak is alleged to have shot prison officer Darunun Teepapan near Wat Chalong and robbing him of 3 million baht, Lt Col Prawit Engchua of Phuket City Police told the Phuket Gazette (story here).

In following up on the arrests made on Thursday night, police also searched the men’s shared room on Surin Road and found 1,626 pills of ya bah (methamphetamine) under the bathroom sink.

In addition, “Mr Nikom confessed that he had two more handguns and 5 grams of ya ice hidden in the pickup truck.He told us where they were under the gear lever cover,” said Lt Col Prawit.

The two men were charged with the possession, sale and distribution of a class 1 narcotic.

— Kritsada Mueanhawong


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.

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

Follow Thaiger by email:

Road deaths8 hours ago

‘Drowsy’ driver crashes van, killing 3 Laotian workers

Thailand8 hours ago

Is the dream over? China walks back Belt & Road ambitions

Politics9 hours ago

Prasert levels 6-billion corruption accusations at Prayut

Sponsored11 hours ago

Segafredo Zanetti Coffee teamed up with Bangkok Airways and hosted “Bangkok Airways Surf Festival 2022”

Thailand9 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Baht plunges to 38 against USD for the first time in 16 years

Phuket9 hours ago

Phuket dwellers honour 10th Lunar Month

Thailand10 hours ago

Thai govt owes 100 million baht to hospitality industry

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Thailand10 hours ago

BMA reveals Bangkok druggies buy yaba online 

Phuket10 hours ago

Delivery driver & customer brawl over payment in Phuket

Transport10 hours ago

Thai Airways flying high at Skytrax Awards

Thailand11 hours ago

Soi Dog Foundation steps up fight against rabies and dog meat trade in Vietnam

Visa11 hours ago

Thailand to extend Smart Visa scheme to draw talent

Cannabis11 hours ago

Can I take cannabis on domestic flights in Thailand?

Thailand12 hours ago

Thailand pays 3.8 billion baht for first train hub in hospital

Transport13 hours ago

Bomb scare on flight from San Francisco to Singapore

South13 hours ago

English teacher’s body found in South Thailand

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