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A 43 year-old man from Phatthalung, Preecha “Ann” Utapala, was arrested in his house in Phuket with almost 4,000 amphetamine pills and one kilogram of meth amphetamine with an estimated market value of over 2 million Baht.

With police reporting that drug trading volume in Phuket remains high, undercover police continue to investigate all the drug dealer networks.

Preecha was suspected by undercover police as a big drug dealer selling drugs to Phuket juveniles and was described as someone who always had drugs with him, everywhere.

At midnight on August 27, police managed to arrest Preecha with 50 grams of meth amphetamine and 400 amphetamine pills hidden in his shoulder bag. The rest of the drugs, including 3,390 amphetamine pills and 12 bags of meth amphetamine, was found later at his house in Kathu. The total amount of methamphetamine discovered in his house weighed more than 1.2 kilograms.

Preecha confessed that he was in possession of the drugs and sold drugs by buying them from another man named “Arm”. He is now charged with possession of drugs and intent to sell. He has been detained at the Kathu police station awaiting formal charges and bail application.

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