Phuket police arrest Swedish man on drug production charges

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Police arrested a Swedish man in Phuket, southern Thailand, on drug charges today and are preparing to revoke his permission to stay in the kingdom, reports Matichon.

On December 15 last year, police initiated the project, “White Residence for Foreigners (Free From Crime and Drugs) Project” in Phuket province.

The ongoing project aims to weed out drug crimes and criminal behaviour among foreigners staying on the island.

Today, police arrested 34 year old Christopher Daniel Jaochim Borg of Swedish nationality under suspicion of, “conspiring with others in the production and possession of narcotic substances.”

The arrest was made by Special Operations Unit 8, a team responsible for the White Residence project in Phuket. The unit comprises Phuket Immigration officers, Phuket Provincial Police officers, Investigation Division Provincial Police Region 1, Provincial Police Region 8, and Tourist Police officers.

Police did not make a statement so it is unclear at this stage what kind of illicit drugs Christopher was producing or possessing, how much, or how he came to be arrested.

Immigration police said they are in the process of revoking the Swede’s stay in Thailand under Section 12(7) of the Immigration Act (1979).

Last month, an Uzbek woman was arrested at Phuket International Airport for possession of 2.23 kilogrammes of cocaine.

Police identified the woman as 41 year old Shoira Rakmonova. Upon searching her, they found the illicit drugs stashed in her laptop bag.

In November last year, Phuket Police arrested a 39 year old German man named Mateas and his 44 year old Thai girlfriend Rat after someone reported Mateas to the police for sending a threatening picture of a gun via LINE.

When police raided their house in Patong, they found 0.8 grammes of crystal meth, a handgun, bullets, and gunpowder. They also found that Mateas had long overstayed his visa.

Last week, a Russian national was arrested in Phuket for illegally working in a cannabis shop.

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Leah is a translator and news writer for the Thaiger. Leah studied East Asian Religions and Thai Studies at the University of Leeds and Chiang Mai University. Leah covers crime, politics, environment, human rights, entertainment, travel and culture in Thailand and southeast Asia.

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