Woman arrested for selling Kratom in Pattaya

Pattaya –
A woman has been arrested for selling Kratom at Jomtien Beach yesterday evening.

A team of the Pattaya City Police led by Major Chainarong Chaiin has arrested 28 year old Ms. Jankarn Sonyem.

The arrest follows police receiving a tip-off that Jankarn was selling kratom in Pattaya. Police then conducted a sting operation.

Pattaya Police show the large amount of seized Kratom in Pattaya on January 23, 2020.

Police seized 36.6 kilograms of kratom leaves and 15 bottles of cough syrup.

Cough syrup is one of the four ingredients in a famous Thai narcotic cocktail known as see koon roi (4×100). Other ingredients mixed with the cocktail is cola and ice.

She admitted that she bought kratom from Patum Thani. It was transferred by a minivan.

Ms. Jankarn Sonyem being escorted into the Pattaya Police Station on January 22, 2020.

She has been charged with illegal possession of Category 3 and 5 Drugs with intent to sell.

The Pattaya News notes that some efforts are being made to legalize Kratom, however, it is not yet Thai law.

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