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Thalang & Chalong drug arrests

Tim Newton

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Thalang police arrested two Phuket men with 4,000 methamphetamine pills whilst Chalong police were busy arresting a man from Surat Thani with 3,474 methamphetamine pills along with 109 grams of crystal methamphetamine. The two cases have an estimated street value in excess of 2 million baht.

On December 8, Thalang police arrested 24 year old Jirapat Samranrat and 24 year old Premruedee Tiratantikul with 12 bags of crystal methamphetamine and 4,199 methamphetamine pills together with drug-making paraphernalia. Both of them were arrested at a house in the Srisunthorn sub-district, Thalang.

Thalang & Chalong drug arrests | News by Thaiger

Meanwhile, yesterday (December 9) Chalong police arrested 36 year old Pairat Yaso with 3,474 methamphetamine pills worth about 868,500 bath and 109.16 grams of crystal methamphetamine worth about 218,320 baht. He was arrested in a house in Soi Hoysang, Chalong.

The arrest followed a routine police patrol on a motorbike in Soi Thanuthep who saw a suspicious man on a motorbike. He asked the man to stop to check him but the man fled on the motorbike. Police followed him to Soi Hoysang and saw the man run inside a house. A Police team encircled the house and managed to arrest the man with the drugs.

 

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Tim Newton has lived in Thailand since 2012. An Australian, he has worked in the media, principally radio and TV, for 41 years. He has won the Deutsche Welle Award for best radio talk program, presented over 10,000 radio news bulletins, 3,900 in Thailand alone, hosted 650 daily TV news programs and produced 2,100 videos, TV commercials and documentaries. As founder of The Thaiger, Tim now acts as the Content Manager and head-writer, whilst supervising the growth of the YouTube channel. He's reported for CNN, Deutsche Welle TV, CBC, Australia's ABC TV and Australian radio during the 2018 Cave Rescue and other major stories in Thailand.

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