Police crackdown on drugs and firearms disturbs peace in Phuket

Picture courtesy of Thalang Police

The tranquil calm of Tambon Thepkrasattri in Phuket was shattered yesterday when Thalang police executed a successful operation against illicit activities. Two individuals were apprehended in the ongoing crackdown against drugs and firearms that has been plaguing the region.

The first individual, Surasak “Sak” Nakklap, a 44 year old local from Moo 11, Thepkrasattri, was arrested in the vicinity of an unregistered residential structure in Moo 2. Upon further investigation, the police discovered a stash of illegal substances hidden nearby. This cache included 392 tablets of methamphetamine, locally known as Yaba, and 9.6 grams of crystal meth, or ya ice.

In Moo 2, the officers achieved their second arrest, apprehending 26 year old Amornthep Thepprachum, who was found in possession of a makeshift pen gun featuring a four-inch barrel. Upon closer inspection, authorities uncovered an assortment of ammunition, including a .45-calibre bullet, a .38-calibre bullet, and two .22-calibre bullets, as reported by The Phuket News.

Following the arrests, both men were escorted to Thalang Police Station. Charges were filed against them following their respective crimes. Surasak was indicted for the unlawful possession of a Category 1 narcotic to sell it. On the other hand, Amornthep was charged with the possession of an illegal firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.

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In line with the procedure, DNA samples were collected from both men. These samples will be added to the POLICE 4.0 national database, a comprehensive digital repository that aids law enforcement in tracking and preventing criminal activities.

These arrests exemplify the Thalang Police’s commitment to eradicating drugs and illegal firearms from their jurisdiction. The operation serves as a stern reminder that such illicit activities will not be tolerated, and those found guilty will be dealt with in accordance with the law.

In related news, a group of six, including the driver of a Mercedes-Benz, were apprehended following a road rage dispute with motorbike taxi drivers, subsequently leading to the discovery of illegal substances and an unregistered firearm in their vehicle. The altercation took place as the group was returning from a party. To read more click HERE

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Mitch Connor

Mitch is a Bangkok resident, having relocated from Southern California, via Florida in 2022. He studied journalism before dropping out of college to teach English in South America. After returning to the US, he spent 4 years working for various online publishers before moving to Thailand.

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