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Phuket pair arrested in possession of meth pills, homemade gun



PHOTO: A Phuket pair busted in possession of 310 meth pills. (via Phuket News)

After receiving a tip about the possibility of drug trafficking in Phuket, the Thalang Police carried out a drug bust that took two suspects into custody who were in possession of 310 meth pills and a loaded gun in Pa Khlok.

The incident took place yesterday when police officers arrived at the address for which they had received a tip-off and arrested a 24 year old Thai woman. She had 160 meth pills in her possession at the time of her arrest.

Police continue their investigation and took into custody a second suspect in the drug raid, a 39 year old Thai man. When he was arrested he was in possession of another 150 meth pills. He also had 16 rounds of ammunition and a .38-caliber gun which appeared to be homemade.

By the time the raid was complete, police had seized the gun, the ammunition and the 310 meth pills. They also took possession of a white Isuzu truck that was confiscated as possible evidence in the case against the drug dealers.

Both the 24 year old woman and the 39 year old man were charged with illegal possession of a category 1 drug with intent to sell. the man was also charged with illegal possession of firearms and ammunition due to the homemade gun.

SOURCE: The Phuket News


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Neill is a journalist from the United States with 10+ years broadcasting experience and national news and magazine publications. He graduated with a degree in journalism and communications from the University of California and has been living in Thailand since 2014.

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